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Pesticide News Story: EPA Announces Non-Dietary Exposure Task Force

For Release: November 30, 2011

In a recently updated Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice, EPA advises pesticide registrants again of the Non-dietary Exposure Task Force, an industry-wide task force to jointly develop exposure data for use primarily in assessing residential exposure from pyrethrins and pyrethroid insecticides, generally referred to as pyrethroids, used in and around the home.  The formation of the task force was first announced in 2000.  Since that time, data needs have become better understood, and the task force has generated and continues to generate data that EPA and other pesticide regulatory agencies anticipate will help characterize and estimate more accurately residential exposure to pyrethroid insecticides.  The PR Notice (PR 2011-2) describes the data that have been and are being developed, explains the need for these data, and indicates how registrants may join the task force.  Announced in a Federal Register notice published by the Agency on November 23, 2011, PR Notice 2011-2 is located on EPA's web page at http://www.epa.gov/PR_Notices/.

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