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Coronavirus Claims, Imported Pesticides Focus for EPA Inspectors

Sept. 22, 2020, 7:45 PM

The EPA’s pesticide inspectors will keep focusing on imported products, electronic commerce, and the accuracy of claims made in products purporting to protect against coronavirus infections, agency enforcement officials said Tuesday.

The sheer volume of e-commerce in the midst of the pandemic has been a core reason the Environmental Protection Agency has focused on online sales of products making pesticidal claims, said Royan Teter, a supervisory life scientist at the EPA.

The volume of pesticide imports has also made them an enforcement focus, he said during a webinar hosted by the Environmental Law Institute and Sidley Austin LLP. Companies filed...

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