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Sales of Dow Pesticide to Remain Steady after EPA Denies Ban: Analyst

April 13, 2017, 6:23 PM

The EPA’s refusal to clamp down on a controversial insecticide last month could put the brakes on a steady decline in its use, according to a market analyst.

Sales of Dow Chemical Co.'s insect-killing chlorpyrifos and similar chemicals have tumbled in the last decade. Demand for organophosphates—chlorpyrifos is the most common insecticide of that class—is about half of what it was a decade ago, according to data published by the Freedonia Group, a market research firm.

But the Environmental Protection Agency’s March 29 denial of a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, which is linked to neurodevelopmental delays in children, could keep ...

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