Mar 22, 2021Potato groups urge for re-registration of chlorpyrifos
The National Potato Council and numerous potato-focused, state-level organizations joined dozens of other agricultural organizations as the Chlorpyrifos Coalition in submitting comments to EPA by related to the Proposed Interim Decision, Revised Draft Human Health Risk Assessment, and Updated Refined Drinking Water Assessment.
The comments focused on support the re-registration of chlorpyrifos for its currently registered uses, as well as retention of the initially established 1x FQPA safety factor for the final registration decision, and strongly opposed cancellation of the registration for chlorpyrifos.
In the letter, the group wrote that “the current body of available evidence demonstrates an inconclusive and tenuous link to neurodevelopmental risks beyond known acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition, and it certainly does not warrant restricting or canceling agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos.”
The full letter is available here.