Tag: sulfuryl fluoride
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Sulfuryl Fluoride: House Passes Farm Bill — Vote Coming in Senate
Dear Supporter, On Monday, the Conference Committee on the Agricultural Act of 2014 released the final compromise language for the legislation, also known as the “Farm Bill.” The committee added the following language at the eleventh hour, that reverses EPA’s proposed phase-out of the neurotoxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride (which took 8 years in a hard-won victory by […]
Sufluryl Fluoride in Farm Bill
Dear Supporter, When you want to introduce a toxic fluoride pesticide into America’s food supply and you don’t have science, or the law, on your side, what do you do? You pay millions of dollars to lobbyists in Washington D.C. to re-write the law. And that, unfortunately, is exactly what Dow AgroSciences has appeared to […]
Industry-backed bill protects pesticide profits over children’s health
Dow AgroSciences, one of the nation’s largest pesticide makers, along with various food companies, have persuaded several members of Congress to endorse a bill that directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse a proposed phaseout of sulfuryl fluoride, a highly toxic food fumigant and potent greenhouse gas. If passed, the bill would make the […]
The Universal Consensus on Sulfuryl Fluoride = Keep It Away From Food
Of the few western nations that allow food facilities to be fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride (trade name = “ProFume”), only the U.S. and Australia allow the fumigation to occur while food is still on the premises. Although the EPA has recently proposed phasing out all food-based uses of sulfuryl fluoride, Dow AgroSciences (the manufacturer of ProFume), is lobbying […]
Relevance to Fluoride Pesticides
The NRC report is not only relevant to current drinking water standards for fluoride, it is also highly relevant to EPA’s regulation of fluoride-based pesticides. Prior to the release of the NRC report, the EPA granted a request from Dow AgroSciences to use sulfuryl fluoride as a fumigant on food and food-processing facilities. The EPA based […]
Fluoride tolerances approved for food by US EPA as of July 15, 2005.
The formal term for allowable levels for pesticide residues in/or on food is Tolerance. TABLE 1. Fluoride tolerances approved by US EPA as of July 15, 2005 Tolerances in or on the raw agricultural commodity or “processed food” in parts-per-million (ppm) COMMODITY FLUORIDE SULFURYL FLUORIDE PESTICIDE and REFERENCE Apricot 7 Cryolite (1) All processed food commodities […]
FAN’s submissions to the EU SCHER committee, 2009.
April 26, 2009 Via Email Sanco-Sc8-Secretariat@ec.europa.eu To: Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) The European Commission Re: “Call for Information” – scientific papers, reports, etc., on fluoride and fluoridation chemicals published after 2004. Dear Committee Members, In response to your “Call for Information” we submit the following list of papers, reports, and relevant […]
Sulfuryl Fluoride: FAN’s Submission to EPA. July 5, 2011.
Fluoride Action Network 82 Judson Street, Canton NY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fluoridealert.org/ July 5, 2011 To: U.S. EPA Office of Pesticides Programs Comments on Sulfuryl Fluoride; Proposed Order Granting Objections to Tolerances and Denying Request for a Stay. Federal Register, January 19, 2011 Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0174; Document Number: 2011-917 FAN is responding to the EPA’s judgment […]
Sulfuryl Fluoride – FAN’s first Objection & Request for Hearing, April 8, 2002
Written Objections and Request for Hearing in the matter of: Sulfuryl fluoride; Temporary Pesticide Tolerances. Final Rule. Docket control number OPP-301166A Submitted by Ellen and Paul Connett 82 Judson Street, Canton New York 13617 Tel: 315-379-9200. Fax: 315-379-0448 Email: email@example.com April 8, 2002 Note: Some of the online links cited in the original submission are […]
Sulfuryl Fluoride – FAN’s Comments to EPA, March 18, 2002
Sulfuryl Fluoride March 18, 2002, comments submitted to EPA on Dow AgroSciences petition to establish Fluoride and Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances for a large number (40) of raw and processed foods. (Federal Register, February 15, 2002) -See list of tolerances below – US EPA Docket control number PF-1068 Submitted by Paul Connett, Professor of Chemistry, St. […]