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Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act signed into law

“All products must be registered with EPA
EPA sets tolerances
Stringent labeling of uses; use inconsistent with label prohibited (Establish heavy fines and prison sentences for violators)
States may still label pesticides for limited local needs
Establishes general use and restricted used classifications
Mandates states to have certification program
Pesticide manufacturing plants must be inspected by EPA
For a new product to be registered it must not cause “”unreasonable adverse effects”” to humans or the environment
EPA must weigh benefits vs. risks in making a regulatory decision
EPA has a HUGE backlog of pesticides to evaluate, plus anything new. Therefore, they triage pre‑1972 pesticides into A, B, and C categories”

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