Thursday, August 14, 2008

Carbofuran Finally Banned

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will no longer allow residues of the toxic pesticide, carbofuran, on domestic or imported food, a decision that effectively removes the chemical from the U.S. market.

A neurotoxin that threatens animals as well as humans, carbofuran is known to have killed millions of wild birds, including golden and bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and migratory songbirds. But it is the particular risk that residues of the chemical on food and in water could pose to young children that triggered the agency to act in this instance.

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