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Spotted Lanternfly
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.

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Scientific Advisory Panel Report for Glyphosate Available
March 17, 2017
EPA has published meeting materials in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385 including a glyphosate issue paper with the Agency’s proposed classification that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment.
EPA Finalizes Stronger Standards for Workers Who Apply Riskiest Pesticides
December 20, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require special handling.
EPA Takes Action to Prevent Poisonings from Herbicide
December 20, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing safety measures to stop poisonings caused by ingestion of the herbicide paraquat, which can also cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure. Since 2000, there have been 17 deaths – three involving children – caused by accidental ingestion of paraquat. These cases have resulted from the pesticide being illegally transferred to beverage containers and later mistaken for a drink and consumed. A single sip can be fatal.