To reduce risks from certain pesticides that have a greater potential for human health or environmental hazards, federal law requires that only knowledgeable, trained and certified applicators may apply restricted-use pesticides
JEDDAH: Restricted-use pesticides
have struck again.
According to Ann Pontius, director of the EPA's Toxics and Pesticides Enforcement Division, Internet activity that is illegal under FIFRA essentially falls into three categories: the sale of unregistered products, the making of unaccepted claims about the registered pesticides being sold, and the sale of restricted-use pesticides
to people who aren't certified to use them.
Similarly, in 1990, 52 million pounds of banned, never-registered, or restricted-use pesticides
were exported from the United States; in 1996, this rate increased to 96 million pounds (9).