‘Forever Chemicals’ Stop Mosquito Control Shipments: EPA (1)

March 5, 2021, 8:29 PMUpdated: March 5, 2021, 9:40 PM

An unidentified manufacturer of mosquito control products has agreed to stop shipping its formulations in plastic containers that EPA tests revealed leached “forever chemicals” into its sprays, the agency announced Friday.

The Environmental Protection Agency also detailed several steps that it’s asking the pesticide, plastics, and other industries to take, and efforts it will make to collect additional information to address the possibility that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, can transfer from container linings into the chemicals they hold.

The agency’s actions stem from an incident last September in which Public Employees for ...

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