Beyond Pesticides

Lack of Scientific Integrity Threatens EPA’s Credibility; Action Called for to Make Improvements

by Beyond Pesticides | April 10, 2023
OIG is an independent branch of EPA that can receive complaints of mismanagement, misconduct, abuse of authority, or censorship, including those related to scientific or research misconduct, without fear of improper influence. Through its statutory mandate, OIG investigates these ...

Office of the Inspector General Slams EPA for Betraying Scientific Integrity. . . Again

by Beyond Pesticides | March 31, 2023
The OIG report notes “unprecedented” interference on the part of Trump EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and other political appointees in the PFBS assessment. At the 11th hour, Mr. Wheeler ordered the insertion of a range of toxicity values, rather than a specific limit. The ...

Groups Challenge EPA on Allowing Toxic Pesticides that Do Not Even Work and Without Its Review

by Beyond Pesticides | March 3, 2023
The Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network North America, Center for Biological Diversity, Beyond Pesticides, and other advocates have filed lawsuits in recent years to get EPA to act protectively on neonics and other pesticides. The coalition of groups in the subject case ...

EPA Confirms PFAS “Forever Chemicals” Leach into Pesticides from Storage Containers

by Beyond Pesticides | September 14, 2022
These results led EPA to conduct more comprehensive testing, considering the length of time a pesticide product is stored, and whether the type of liquid stored in the barrel made a difference. At the time, Kyla Bennet, PhD, Policy Director at Public Employees for Environmental ...

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Contribute to Liver Injury, including Toxic PFAS and Pesticides

by Beyond Pesticides | August 12, 2022
Thus, PFAS contamination is significantly underrepresented and much more perverse than previously thought, polluting storage and transportation containers, food and water resources, and other chemical products. For instance, independent research by Public Employees for Environmental ...
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