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EPA to Release Method to Find ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Pesticides

Sept. 21, 2021, 5:15 PM

Manufacturers and state regulators could detect “forever chemicals” in pesticides using a method the EPA said it intends to release in coming weeks.

“Having a final approved methodology will help us with testing these products going forward,” Megan Provost, president of Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment, or RISE, said Tuesday.

The test method will address a problem the Environmental Protection Agency, state officials, and pesticide manufacturers have faced since last year when the agency’s research found specially treated plastic containers could unintentionally leach “forever chemicals” into pesticides.

No approved test methods exist that manufacturers or states could easily and ...

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