EPA Stops Use of 12 PFAS in Pesticide Products
Released on December 14, 2022
Today, to better protect human health and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the removal of 12 chemicals from the current list of non-food inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products.
Under the PFAS Strategic Roadmap, EPA committed to taking a renewed look at previous PFAS decisions, and, as part of this review, undertook a thorough review of its list of chemical substances that have been approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products. Pesticide products contain at least one active ingredient and other intentionally added inert ingredients. Inert ingredients play key roles in pesticide effectiveness and product performance, including extending the product’s shelf life or improving the ease of application by preventing caking or foaming. EPA reviews safety information for inert ingredients before they can be added to the list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. Read More…..