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    Default EPA refuses to disclose inert ingredients in pesticides

    REBEKAH KEARN
    Friday, June 26, 2015
    Greens Give EPA 'a Swift Kick in the Butt'


    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Environmental Protection Agency endangers public health by refusing to require disclosure of falsely characterized "inert" ingredients in pesticides, environmentalist claim in court.
    The Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides and Physicians for Social Responsibility sued the EPA and its Administrator Gina McCarthy in Federal Court on Wednesday, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
    "What we're challenging is EPA's inaction despite a body of evidence" that inert pesticide ingredients can be just as harmful as active ones, plaintiffs' attorney Yana Garcia told Courthouse News.
    "Chemicals listed as inert are not inert," she said. "Consumers think the inert ingredients are water or other benign substances used to mix the chemicals, but many are carcinogenic and others have acute impacts and still others have impacts that are currently unknown."

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    Default Re: EPA refuses to disclose inert ingredients in pesticides

    I have read more than once that it is the inert ingredients in Roundup that are the biggest problem. Of course we have no idea what they might be!

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    Default Re: EPA refuses to disclose inert ingredients in pesticides

    I really don’t have any idea what "inert" ingredients in pesticides is! But my uncle works in the Pest control Port Macquarie company. I will definitely consult him regarding details information about inert ingredient.

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    Default Re: EPA refuses to disclose inert ingredients in pesticides

    Thanks for checking with your expert, Angel39.

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    Default Re: EPA refuses to disclose inert ingredients in pesticides

    Welcome to the site, Angel39. We have a New Members forum; please go there to introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you, your interests and your health concerns, if you will!

    I did find this: "An inert ingredient generally is any substance (or group of similar substances) other than an active ingredient that is intentionally included in a pesticide product. Examples of inert ingredients include emulsifiers, solvents, carriers, aerosol propellants, fragrances and dyes." I'll be very interested to know which ingredients in Roundup are more damaging than glyphosate!
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