organo-chlorine pesticide News

  • Company fined for pesticide violations

    A Billerica, Mass. company has agreed to pay $526,500 in civil penalties to settle allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it distributed and sold an unregistered pesticide and imported pesticides and pesticide devices without submitting the required forms to the EPA, in violation of federal environmental law. This is one of the largest settlements in an EPA pesticide law ...

  • Pesticides persist in Indian atmosphere

    While residues of banned pesticides in the atmosphere are declining around the world India continues to have exceptionally high levels, a new study shows.   Portable samplers using chemically treated resin and deployed at several sites on seven continents from 2005 to 2008 showed that ‘organochlorine’ or chlorine-containing pesticides such as DDT ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Type 2 diabetes may be linked to pesticide exposure

    Cambridge University scientists are advocating more research into the possible links between environmental pollution and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. At least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, according to estimates by the World Health Organization. In today's edition of the British medical journal 'Lancet,' Drs. Oliver Jones and Julian Griffin highlight ...

  • New Phenomenex GC Column Set for Chlorinated Pesticides Runs Seven EPA Methods

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces Zebron™ ZB-CLPesticides-1 and 2 for dual-column pesticide testing by GC/ECD (electron capture detection). This column set saves time and money for chlorinated pesticide testing commonly performed by environmental and drinking water testing labs, which often need ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • SGS Egypt launch new pesticide residues analysis laboratory

    Realizing the increasing importance and need for monitoring the health & safety of the food supply chain, SGS Egypt has expanded its testing capabilities thus positioning itself as the leading private market provider for these testing services. SGS Egypt celebrated the start up of its Pesticide Residues Analysis Laboratory in Cairo June 22nd 2008 at its head offices in Harraneya, Cairo.  The ...


    By SGS

  • JRC-IRMM releases new reference material for organochlorine pesticides

    JRC-IRMM has released a new reference material which will enable food-testing laboratories to reliably detect and quantify organochlorine pesticides in pork fat. Since the discovery of DDT as an insecticide in 1940, many organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) have been developed and widely used in agriculture and animal husbandry. Although the use of most OCPs is restricted or banned ...

  • Billerica, Mass. pesticide importer/manufacturer faces fines for reporting violations (MA)

    A Massachusetts company that produces and imports pesticides and pesticide devices faces proposed penalties for importing these products for distribution or sale without submitting the required forms to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in violation of federal environmental law. In a complaint filed recently, EPA’s New England office alleges that Millipore Corp. of Billerica ...

  • EPA Concludes Pesticides Containing Endosulfan Present Risks that Outweigh Benefits

    EMSL Analytical offers pesticide testing solutions for government agencies, industry and the general public to ensure public safety and environmental stewardship. Cinnaminson, NJ. In June of this year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an Endosulfan Action Plan to begin the termination of its use in the United States.  Endosulfan is an organochlorine insecticide ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA protects central Arizona tribal lands by requiring safe handling of hazardous waste and pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined Triax Turbine Components for violations of the hazardous waste law and, in a separate action, Hill Brothers Chemical Company for violations of pesticides law. These actions support EPA‘s commitment to protecting public health and the environment in Indian Country. Triax Turbine, a manufacturer of turbine parts, was fined $12,000 for ...

  • Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner

    Darigold Inc. failed to immediately notify federal and state emergency authorities of a chlorine gas release in 2012 at a milk facility in Portland, Oregon, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By law, facilities are required to report hazardous releases to state and federal emergency response authorities in a timely manner. The facility produces ultra ...

  • Adventus wins 2nd consecutive remediation technology award

    Environmental Business Journal (EBJ), the leading business newsletter for the environmental industry, has announced the winners of the 2008 EBJ Business Achievement Awards, recognizing outstanding firms in the environmental industry. This annual awards program recognizes firms for their strong financial performance and growth as well as for specific projects which are significant in the ...


  • Shimadzu’s Smart Database Series Simplifies GC-MS/MS Method Development

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of its new GCMS Smart Database Series. The series is comprised of separate databases for analyzing pesticides, forensic toxicological substances, metabolites and environmental pollutants. Each database includes hundreds of related compounds with optimized transitions and collision energies, CAS registry numbers and retention indices ...

  • House subcommittee holds hearing on TSCA and PBTs

    The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled 'TSCA and Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals: Examining Domestic and International Actions.' The Subcommittee held the hearing to examine U.S. and international efforts to protect public health and the environment from persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New chemicals recommended for listing under the Rotterdam Convention

    United Nations chemical experts have recommended that two pesticides - endosulfan and azinphos methyl - be included in the Rotterdam Convention's 'Prior Informed Consent' procedure. The Convention's Chemical Review Committee based its recommendation on a review of national regulatory actions to ban these chemicals, due to unacceptable risks to human health and the environment. The Prior ...

  • EPA to terminate all uses of insecticide endosulfan to protect health of farmworkers and wildlife (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to end all uses of the insecticide endosulfan in the United States. Endosulfan, which is used on vegetables, fruits, and cotton, can pose unacceptable neurological and reproductive risks to farmworkers and wildlife and can persist in the environment. New data generated in response to the agency’s 2002 decision have shown that ...

  • Halogenated compounds are phased-out as substitutes improve

    Many synthetic organic compounds are feared to cause health effects or to be non-degradable, thereby posing threats to the environment. Among those, some contain halogen atoms. They are known as halogenated compounds or organohalogens. Halogenated compounds exist naturally in nature, generated by all kinds of organisms, but those synthesized by the chemical industry can be utilized as chemical ...


  • Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment

    Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterialsin environmental remediation and monitoring.  Nanomaterials can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters and the air. Nanomaterials’ unique properties allow them to remove pollutants from the environment.  The extremely small size of nanomaterial particles, ...

  • IET Completes Purchase of Columbus, GA Facility

    Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET) is pleased to announce the purchase of our new Southeast operations center located in Columbus, Georgia. The new 15,000 square foot facility will allow IET to provide state-of-the art in situ injection services and environmental drilling services to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana. According to Michael Scalzi, ...

  • EU-US trade deal poses potential threat to European food safety and environment standards

    European governments today issued a mandate for the European Commission to negotiate a transatlantic trade and investment agreement (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. Commenting on the TTIP mandate, Jürgen Knirsch, Greenpeace sustainable consumption expert, said: "U.S. exporters of corn, soy, pork or chicken don’t only want to sell their genetically ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • FMC Corporation Acquires Adventus Intellectual Property Inc.

    FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced today the company has acquired the assets of Adventus Intellectual Property from Covington Capital Corporation and VentureLink Innovation Fund Inc.  Adventus has a portfolio of specialty remediation technologies used in soil and ground water. “Adventus presents an exceptional opportunity for FMC to broaden its growing portfolio of advanced ...


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