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USEPA Testing Guidelines (OPPT)

EPA issues test guidelines for: Testing pesticides and toxic substances, and; Developing test data for submission to the Agency for review under the: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); and; Section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act…

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Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) passed by Congress

FQPA resulted in a revised Paradigm for Risk Assessment in how EPA evaluates pesticides for human safety, including introducing the concepts of aggregate exposure from multiple routes, cumulative risk from pesticides with common mechanism of toxicity, and additional safety factors…

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California EPA Formed

This brought the Air Resources Board (ARB), State Water Resources Control Board, and Integrated Waste Management Board (IWMB) under an umbrella agency with the newly created Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment…

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