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Special Review Of Certain Pesticide Products--Alachlor: Position Document I.

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THIS POSITION DOCUMENT 1 (PD 1) IS THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THAT EPA IS INITIATING A SPECIAL REVIEW OF ALL PESTICIDE PRODUCTS CONTAINING THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT ALACHLOR. EPA HAS DETERMINED THAT ALACHLOR PRODUCES TUMORS IN LABORATORY RATS AND MICE AND THAT HUMANS CAN BE EXPOSED TO ALACHLOR THROUGH CONSUMPTION OF TREATED CROPS, CONSUMPTION OF WATER, OR CONTACT DURING HANDLING AND USE AS A PESTICIDE. BECAUSE ALACHLOR INDUCES ONCOGENIC EFFECTS WHEN FED TO MAMMALIAN SPECIES AND IS CONTAINED IN PESTICIDES TO WHICH MAN IS EXPOSED, IT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE RISK CRITERION AS DESCRIBED IN 40 CFR 162.11, THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SPECIAL REVIEW (RPAR) PROCESS. ONLY AFTER CAREFULLY CONSIDERING THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF ALACHLOR AND DETERMINING THAT THE PESTICIDE WILL CAUSE UNREASONABLE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON MAN OR ON THE ENVIRONMENT, WILL EPA ISSUE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CANCEL.

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Reference #:
1985
P.85.8
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
Office Suboffice:
Office of Pesticide Programs
Office Division:
Registration Division
EPA Author:
NR
Document Type:
Risk Assessment
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NR
Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
100

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