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Dow AgroSciences Statement on Chlorpyrifos and California Proposition 65

11/30/2017 - Dow AgroSciences strongly disagrees with the California Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity Identification Committee (DART IC) decision to list chlorpyrifos under Proposition 65...

Related: Human Health » Protecting People » Toxicology

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Stakeholders Provide Feedback for US EPA’s Draft Biological Evaluations for Endangered Species

06/13/2016 - During June of 2016, Dow AgroSciences, CropLife America, and many other stakeholders submitted comments to U.S. EPA concerning ...

Related: Endangered Species » ESA Regulatory Process

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Chlorpyrifos Celebrates its 50th Year

09/28/2015 - Some fifty years after its commercial introduction, chlorpyrifos continues to be one of the most widely-used active ingredients for agricultural insect control in the world. First registered in the U.S. in September 1965...

Related: Human Health » Protecting People » Toxicology

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EPA Concludes Chlorpyrifos Poses no Endocrine Disruption Risks

07/01/2015 - Following review of a battery of new studies and completion of a “weight of evidence” assessment, EPA has concluded that chlorpyrifos poses no endocrine disruption risks and is recommending no further testing...

Related: Human Health » Protecting People » Toxicology

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Chlorpyrifos Weight of the Evidence Shows No Potential for Endocrine-Mediated Effects

06/14/2013 - Chlorpyrifos has “no potential to interact with the endocrine system,” particularly in light of current authorized uses, according to a recently published, peer-reviewed, weight of the evidence evaluation of all relevant studies. The report considers an 11-assay battery of tests designed by EPA...

Related: Human Health » Protecting People » Toxicology

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Court Sets Aside BiOp, Finds Proposed Salmon-Related Restrictions “Arbitrary and Capricious”

03/13/2013 - In February 2013, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal agency’s call for new salmon-related restrictions on chlorpyrifos and two other pesticides under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), deeming the restrictions “arbitrary and capricious” and “not the product of reasoned decision-making...”

Related: ESA » endangered species » salmon » lawsuit » NMFS assessment » BiOp » propsed restrictions

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Perspective – Recent Claims About Links Between Chlorpyrifos and Brain Anomalies

05/04/2012 - Dow AgroSciences is evaluating closely a recent publication by Columbia University researchers claiming to have noted links between prenatal chlorpyrifos exposure and subtle changes in brain development (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published ahead of print, April 30, 2012). The study focuses on differences in MRI scans between two groups of 20 children that the study authors believe had “high” vs. “low” prenatal chlorpyrifos exposure...

Related: brain anomalies » Columbia study » Columbia University

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EPA to Convene New Scientific Advisory Panel Review of Chlorpyrifos

03/26/2012 - As part of the ongoing Registration Review process for chlorpyrifos, EPA has announced that it will be convening a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting during April 10-13 to seek expert guidance on the best way to integrate research findings for chlorpyrifos in a data-rich environment with studies conducted by different methods, in different fields (e.g., toxicology vs. epidemiology), for different purposes and with different limitations. Dow AgroSciences is encouraged that EPA is actively seeking to use the best available science in its evaluation of chlorpyrifos...

Related: SAP » EPA SAP » Scientific Advisory Panel » SAP review » FIFRA

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Court Calls for Judicial Review of Agency's Biological Opinion for Salmon

03/03/2011 - A highly controversial National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) assessment concluding that farmers in California and the Pacific Northwest need to adopt stringent new restrictions in order to protect salmon from exposure to pesticides will now undergo judicial review, based on a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit...

Related: salmon » BiOp » NMFS

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EPA Science Advisory Panel to Use Chlorpyrifos Data for Improving Health Risk Assessment Exposure Modeling

01/05/2011 - A panel of independent scientific advisors convened by EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide and Fungicide Act is scheduled to meet in February to evaluate a new approach to health risk assessment, using data on chlorpyrifos as a case study. The new approach is believed to offer regulators more refined, more scientifically defensible risk assessments, thus reducing scientific uncertainties and potentially diminishing the use of extreme, worst-case assumptions in regulatory decision-making...

Related: health risk assessment » improving exposure modeling » chlorpyrifos data » SAP » Scientific Advisory Panel » EPA SAP » FIFRA » new data » regulatory process

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New Study on Bee Larvae Diet Does Not Reflect Real-World Pesticide Exposures

02/14/2014 - -Why honey bee colonies are reportedly disappearing in the U.S. and Europe at faster rates today than previously is a question increasingly being asked. Every month, new reports emerge advancing theories on why this phenomenon – popularly known as colony collapse disorder – seems to be occurring. ...

Related: WIildlife & Environment » Wildlife Safety

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Industry Petition for Endangered Species Process Improvements

07/28/2010 - - A highly controversial National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) assessment concluding that farmers in California and the Pacific Northwest need to adopt stringent new restrictions in order to protect salmon from exposure to pesticides will now undergo judicial review, based on a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit...

Related: ESA » endangered species » salmon » West Coast » ESA restrictions » NMFS » NMFS assessment » BiOp » grower comments » proposed restrictions » Pacific salmon » public comment » regulatory process

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Impasse Reached on West Coast Endangered Species Act Restrictions

05/10/2010 - Four crop protection product manufacturers – Dow AgroSciences, Makhteshim-Agan of North America, Cheminova and Gharda Chemicals Ltd. – advised EPA on Friday, May 7, 2010, that they would not voluntarily agree to new restrictions based on a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) assessment on the use of the insecticides chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion in the Western U.S.

Related: ESA » endangered species » salmon » West Coast » ESA restrictions » NMFS » NMFS assessment » BiOp » grower comments » proposed restrictions » Pacific salmon

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CropLife America and Three Registrants Give Notice That They Are Prepared to Sue EPA Over Endangered Species Act Restrictions

04/16/2010 - CropLife America and three pesticide registrants – Cheminova, Inc.; Dow AgroSciences; and Makhteshim Agan of North America – have filed notice that they are prepared to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), specifically as it relates to salmon habitat in the western U.S.

Related: lawsuit » activists » anti-pesticide » opposition » chlorpyrifos tolerances » EPA lawsuit » ESA » ESA restrictions » chlorpyrifos registrants» CropLife America » Section 1010 » proposed restrictions

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From Capitol Press: States Weigh in on EPA’s No-spray Buffers

03/21/2010 - The directors of Washington and Oregon state agriculture departments have made it very clear to the EPA that the agency has not been diligent about following the dictates of the Endangered Species Act where it concerns impact to the agricultural industry...

Related: No-spray buffers » buffer zones » spray zones » agricultural stakeholders » ESA » Endangered Species Act » proposed restrictions

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Dow AgroSciences, Makhteshim-Agan and Cheminova Petition EPA to Consider Ag Stakeholder Input on Endangered Species Restrictions

01/20/2010 - Three crop protection product manufacturers – Dow AgroSciences, Makhteshim-Agan of North America and Cheminova – have filed a petition calling on EPA to adopt transparent procedures allowing public notice and comment on Endangered Species Act decisions. The petition is prompted by the essentially ad hoc process that EPA is currently using to impose label amendments and county-specific restrictions related to salmon in more than 112 million acres of key agricultural and timber production areas of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California...

Related: chlorpyrifos registrants » EPA petition » ESA » ESA restrictions » proposed restrictions » agricultural stakeholders

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