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Endosulfan: EPA moves to cancel all uses of this toxic pesticide

Endosulfan is toxic to cedar waxwings and other birds (Amanda Rose/El Sobrante, CA)
waxwings2, amanda rose, el sobrante

Finally! The Environmental protection Agency is canceling all uses of the toxic pesticide, Endosulfan! About time. This is VERY nasty stuff! /Gary

MEDIA RELEASE:

EPA Moves to Cancel All Uses of Toxic Pesticide Endosulfan

(Washington, D.C.,  June  29, 2010) — American Bird Conservancy today hailed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to end all U.S. uses of the insecticide endosulfan (trade name: Thiodan prior to 2002 and later called Thionex) which has been found to pose reproductive and neurological risks to birds, other wildlife and humans.
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Posted on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Under: Birds, Pesticide | 1 Comment »