Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bayer Pesticide: Unnacceptable Diet Risk

A pesticide that is a major product of Bayer CropScience's Institute plant will be phased out because it "may pose unacceptable dietary risks, especially to infants and young children," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday. EPA said Bayer had agreed to end production of the pesticide Aldicarb by Dec. 31, 2014, following completion of a new agency study that found kids could be exposed to up to eight times the level of the chemical considered safe.

Source: EWG and Charleston Gazette


  1. Ok, I have 2 problems with this: 1) They are not ending PRODUCTION until Dec 31, 2014! That means that this risk will be around for quite awhile longer. 2) Kids are exposed to up to 8x the level considered safe? And they're not ending production until 2014! This is why, whenever possible, I feed my baby only organic foods, and when not possible, a lot of times she just doesn't get that particular food.

  2. Yes, Crystal. That is insane! 4 more years to go before they discontinue that....