EPA has banned the use of 72 inert chemicals as ingredients in pesticide formulations, acting in response to a decade-old petition from environmental and public health groups who asked the agency to label nearly 400 such ingredients on the packages, and later sued the agency for failing to act. The agency announced Dec. 20 that it is removing the 72 chemicals from its list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide formulations.
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