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May 22, 2019

EPA Orders Measures to Protect Paraquat Applicators and the Public

Due to increased human health concerns, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final decision regarding pesticide products containing the herbicide active ingredient, paraquat. In summary, EPA has ordered the following measures to adequately protect applicators and the public:

1. Label changes emphasizing paraquat toxicity.

2. Restricting use of paraquat products to certified applicators only.

3. Closed-system packaging for all non-bulk (< 120 gallon) end use containers of paraquat.

4. Mandatory EPA...

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