(Washington, DC, August 9, 2007) - Following its recent decision to reregister 2,4 dichloro-phenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced its decision not to initiate a special review of 2,4-D, one of the most widely used herbicides in the
U.S. and around the world.
EPA's decision states: "Because the Agency has determined that the existing data do not support a conclusion that links human cancer to 2,4-D exposure, it has decided not to initiate a Special Review of 2,4-D, 2,4-DB and 2,4-DP."
The Industry Task Force II will continue to develop studies required by EPA's reregistration review of 2,4-D, most of which are being required of all pesticides.
For more information about 2,4-D visit www.24D.org or call 1-800-345-5109.