pesticide residue News

  • New rules on pesticide residues to strengthen food safety in the European Union

    The European Commission made an important step forward in its efforts to ensure food safety in the European Union, as a regulation revising and simplifying the rules pertaining to pesticide residues entered into force. The new rules set harmonised Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticides. They ensure food safety for all consumers and allow traders and importers to do business smoothly as ...


    By European Commission

  • EPA proceeds with revoking regulations allowing carbofuran pesticide residues on food

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward to implement the agency’s May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran. EPA continues to find that dietary exposures to carbofuran from all sources combined are not safe. “The evidence is clear that carbofuran does not meet today’s rigorous food-safety standards,” said Steve Owens, assistant ...

  • 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

  • Carbofuran residues in food to be addressed by the EPA

    Due to considerable risks associated with the pesticide carbofuran in food and drinking water, EPA is revoking the regulations that allow carbofuran residues in food. Even though carbofuran is used on a small percentage of the U.S. food supply and therefore the likelihood of exposure through food is low, EPA has identified risks that that do not meet our rigorous food safety standards. EPA is ...

  • 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

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Children

    EMSL Analytical provides pesticide testing solutions for environmental samples and food products to protect children from unnecessary exposure. Westmont, NJ, May 18th, 2010 The journal Pediatrics just published a study that reports that pesticide exposure in children seams to boost the chances that those children will be diagnosed with attention deficit ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Complex issues with incinerating liquid and gaseous residues

    Production processes in the chem-ical and pharmaceutical industries give rise to gaseous and liquid residues that are preferably disposed of in decentralized incinerators. Most of these residues are highly caloric gases and solutions containing high concentrations of organic substances. The complexity of these often toxic substances requires the use of special equipment for the incineration ...

  • Childhood Pesticide Poisoning Risks are Real

    In 1990, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that some 79,000 children were involved in common household pesticide poisonings or exposures. In households with children under five years old, almost one-half stored at least one pesticide product within reach of children.   According to a recent survey, 75 percent of U.S. households used at least one pesticide product ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • EC completes pesticide review programme

    The European Commission made an important step forward in its efforts to ensure improved protection of human health and the environment, as it completed the review of existing pesticides that were on the market before 1993. This programme concerned about 1,000 substances, of which about 250 have passed the harmonised EU safety assessment. All reviewed pesticides have undergone a detailed risk ...

  • Pesticides Can Enter Homes and Offices in Many Ways

    In 1966, Illinois became one of the first states to regulate pesticides.  With much of the land in Illinois used for farming purposes, which traditionally utilize large amounts of pesticides, it is important to keep these chemicals away from people’s homes, schools and places of business.   In agricultural settings, one of the frequent problems that can impact nearby communities ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Greek olive oils contain no harmful levels of pesticides

    There are concerns that pesticides which make their way into food products can have harmful effects on health. However, Greek researchers have tested a range of olive oils for pesticide residues and concluded that levels were sufficiently low in these samples and do not pose a health risk. Olive oil production is a major agricultural activity in Mediterranean countries and a variety of pesticides ...

  • Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Convenes SemiAnnual Meeting

    On November 29-30, 2012, the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) convened its semiannual meeting in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia. This memorandum summarizes the presentations and topics discussed during the meeting, which were organized into ten substantive sessions: ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA cites pesticides practices of Puerto Rico agency

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cited the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture’s (PRDA) Crop Protection Program for allegedly violating federal pesticide and worker protection regulations. The EPA complaint, issued under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), comes after a series of investigations conducted by EPA revealed that PRDA was using pesticides ...

  • EPA to strengthen oversight of pesticide’s impact on children and farmworkers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to strengthen its assessment of pesticide health risks. EPA’s proposal would include a more thorough assessment of risks to workers, including farmworkers and farm children, as well as risks posed by pesticides that are not used on food. The agency is asking the public to comment on the new approach and how best to implement the improvements. EPA ...

  • Does Your Produce Contain High Levels of Pesticides?

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2012 “Dirty Dozen” list, which records the fruits and vegetables that the non-profit has found to be the most contaminated with pesticides. The EWG’s intention by publishing the list is informing consumers who may want to choose organic options when purchasing the produce that are more likely to be contaminated when ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Issues Final 2016 NPDES Pesticide General Permit

    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit for Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides in the Federal Register, which regulates discharges to waters of the United States ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Many floors in US homes have `measurable` levels of pesticides

    Insecticides used in and around homes — including products voluntarily removed from the market years ago — were measured on the floors of U.S. residences, according to the first study large enough to generate national data on pesticide residues in homes.  Scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) collected ...


    By ScienceDaily

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