29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farm Bill that the House passed today and the Senate will vote on contains a provision that overrides a ruling by EPA that the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride
leaves unsafe levels of fluoride on food, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
The team discovered that Sulfuryl fluoride
(SO2F2), a gas commonly used to rid buildings of termites and other pests, is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere about 36 years, six to 10 times longer than previously thought.
Pesticide Residues Allowed on Foods
Five of the 15 toxicological monographs approved at the September 2005 meeting evaluate compounds for the first time: dimethanamid-P, fenhexamid, indoxacarb, novaluron, and sulfuryl fluoride
This approach has proven successful for a variety of hardwood species using methyl bromide or sulfuryl fluoride
(SF as the fumigant [3,5,7,8].
Michael Varon, 53, allegedly parked the 1993 Ford pickup, carrying containers of sulfuryl fluoride
used for fumigation, outside his home June 7, 1998.
Continued Use of Sulfuryl Fluoride
Critical to Agriculture
NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
The research, by University of California Irvine (UCI) researchers, discovered that Sulfuryl fluoride
stays in the atmosphere at least 30-40 years and perhaps as long as 100 years.
Red beech logs harvested at the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand between 4 and 11 weeks prior were fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride
(as a methyl bromide replacement) and assessed for incidence of gray stain after normal commercial lumber processing.
Dow AgroSciences products containing the active ingredients 1,3-dichloropropene and sulfuryl fluoride
have been widely adopted on a global scale to coincide with the scheduled phase-out of methyl bromide.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 4, the Office of NYS Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, submitted comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency in support of the revocation of the use of Dow AgroSciences food fumigant sulfuryl fluoride