On November 17, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released documents to the federal docket regarding food-use tolerance revocations of chlorpyrifos. This proposed action follows a long review of chlorpyrifos that has included three separate Scientific Advisory Panels (SAPs), the first two held in 2008 and 2012 and the most recent this past April (see transcript). All three SAPs came to the same conclusion, questioning EPA’s shift to the use of certain epidemiological study outcomes rather than toxicological data in human health risk assessments. In particular, the SAPs have cautioned EPA against using the study outcomes from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH). Read more.
Update – Carcinogenic Potential of Glyphosate – EPA has rescheduled the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting to December 13 through 16, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia to “… consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the [EPA] regarding [its] evaluation of[…]Read More »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently reviewing the safety of glyphosate for the first time since 1993. As part of its scheduled review, the agency examined dozens of glyphosate studies and decided that it is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at the doses relevant to human health.” Read moreRead More »