Beyond Pesticides

Producers Warned by EPA that PFAS Is Contaminating Pesticides and Food

by Beyond Pesticides | March 29, 2022
Plastic storage barrels contaminated with polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be in violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to an open letter released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month. Manufacturers, producers, processors, ...

New EPA Policy to Comply with Endangered Species Law Leaves Unanswered Questions for Pesticide Uses

by Beyond Pesticides | January 20, 2022
EPA does provide some indication that this will not be its only substantive action on pesticide use. “Incorporating ESA assessments into the registration process for new pesticides is a key component of EPA’s larger effort to meet the Agency’s ESA obligations efficiently and ...

EPA to Create Advisory Councils to Restore Scientific Integrity in Pesticide/Chemicals Division

by Beyond Pesticides | October 20, 2021
EPA imagines the OCSPP Science Policy Council as providing an “advisory perspective” on scientific integrity, looking at issues at are of “broad interest within OCSPP for informal review” while also fostering informal opportunities for scientific collaboration. Advocates see the ...

Whistleblowers Say EPA Managers Engaged in Corrupt and Unethical Practices, Removed Findings and Revised Conclusions

by Beyond Pesticides | August 6, 2021
“The organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed complaints with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on behalf of four EPA whistleblower scientists. The scientists maintain that during the ...

Exposure to PFAS—the “Forever” chemical—During Pregnancy Results an Increase in Heart and Metabolic Problems Among Adolescence

by Beyond Pesticides | April 15, 2021
“Gestational (during pregnancy) and childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increase cardiometabolic risk, or the risk of heart diseases and metabolic disorders, later in life, according to a Brown University study published in Environment International. ...
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