04 May '17, 12am

EPA Regulatory Safeguards Prevent Pesticide Poisonings

EPA Regulatory Safeguards Prevent Pesticide Poisonings

In accordance with a new Trump White House Executive Order, E.O. 13,777, the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticides is asking the public - including the regulated pesticide manufacturing industry - for suggestions on regulatory actions that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification. The false premise of the E.O. is that environmental protections in the form of rules and regulations are somehow holding back the nation - they are not! The reality is that the safeguards that the Office of Pesticides must provide for the public are vital to the health and safety of children and future generations, and good for business and the US economy . EPA on Children's Health https://www.epa.gov/children/childrens-health-month One important example of a critical health-protective safeguard that the Pesticide Office implements is the Food Quality Protection...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jennifer-sass/epa-regulatory...

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