As part of the agency’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, EPA has issued new interim guidance outlining the path for expedited approval of products that demonstrate the ability to provide durable residual antimicrobial activity of hard surfaces.  Specifically, the
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Today, EPA announced that it has issued the first ever emergency use exemption for a “long-lasting” anti-viral coating.  The exemption was granted upon request by the state of Texas to permit use of the coating at American Airlines airport facilities
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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
Continue Reading EPA Cautions Consumers About Ozone Generators, UV Lights, and Other Pesticide Devices Making Coronavirus Claims

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
Continue Reading Happy Hemp-days! EPA Grants First Ever Approvals for Pesticides Used on Hemp for Consumable CBD Products

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
Continue Reading Transatlantic Trade Sensitivities Come to the Fore with Regulatory Divergence on Pesticides