Amid the flurry of products making coronavirus-related claims, some without legal approval or scientific support, one class of products raises unique questions:  so-called “pesticide devices,” like ozone generators and ultraviolet (UV) lights, which are instruments that claim to control
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Yesterday, EPA issued another in a series of recent advisories aiming to clarify for consumers and companies what they need to know about disinfectant products claiming to kill the coronavirus.  EPA is actively investigating the numerous tips and complaints
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is focusing substantial enforcement attention on the internet sale of pesticide products marketed with anti-viral claims, particularly those with claims related to coronavirus and COVID-19.  EPA is scrutinizing on-line listings of pesticide products to
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to expand the number of surface disinfectants approved for use against coronavirus, announcing the addition of 70 new products to the agency’s “List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.”  This brings the total
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Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
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More than a quarter of pesticides used by U.S. farmers are banned in the European Union. Atrazine which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates to be the most widely used herbicide in the U.S., for instance, was banned in the
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Consistent with consumer trends and the ever-increasing role of internet sales, U.S. EPA is targeting on-line pesticide sales as an enforcement priority.  In a preview of the anticipated April 1 release of preliminary agency enforcement priorities,  Acting Deputy Director of
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This post was written by Joseph Green and Gonzalo Mon and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Ad Law Access Blog.

The nation’s preeminent forum for mediating advertising claim disputes, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau, recently analyzed whether Petmate had adequate substantiation to support claims that certain cat litter pans had “built-in antimicrobial protection” and that they could “inhibit bacteria growth.”
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