EPA requires pesticide chemicals to be tested

04/16/2009 | Washington Post, The

The Environmental Protection Agency will mandate that pesticide makers test 67 chemicals for disruption to hormone systems in animals and humans beginning this summer. "Endocrine disruptors can cause lifelong health problems, especially for children," said Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator. The passage of the Food Quality Protection Act in 1996 paved the way for the testing requirement.

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