Note: This information is provided for reference purposes only. Although the information provided here was accurate and current when first created, it is now outdated.
To ensure that at the end of the process, overall risk has been reduced to required levels in a manner which protects food production and does not result in transfer of unacceptable risk from one group of pesticides to the alternatives.
Principle: To encourage use of less toxic pesticides where possible.
II. Dietary Exposure
Principle: To encourage use of pesticides that result in less dietary exposure to residues.
III. Importance to Agriculture
Principle: To maximize the availability of adequate and economically viable pest control tools for agriculture.
IV. Public Health
Principle: To ensure adequate control tools to meet public health needs.
V. Non-Dietary Exposures
Principle: To ensure use of pesticides that do not pose unreasonable worker or ecological risk.
VI. Other Considerations
Principle: To provide an additional "reality check" to the application of criteria.
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