Encourage U.S. EPA to reconsider methyl iodide

 

Methyl iodide is a known carcinogen so dangerous that over 50 scientists -- 5 of them Nobel Laureates -- sent a letter to the Bush-era EPA expressing astonishment that the agency was "working to legalize broadcast releases of one of the more toxic chemicals used in manufacturing into the environment."

California is currently conducting its own, independent scientific review of methyl iodide for use as an agricultural pesticide. As the largest market for this new chemical, California's choice will send a clear signal to methyl iodide's manufacturer, and Obama’s EPA has just confirmed that California's decision may compel a reconsideration of the previous administration’s approval of methyl iodide for use as a pesticide.

Write the assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances – thank him and let the EPA know that you’ll be paying attention.


October 20, 2014

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Dear Administrator Owens


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