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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

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Farrell Taylor

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Transcript of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
(FIFRA) By: Farrell Taylor The basic premise of this law was aimed to reduce economic exploitative of farmers by manufactures and distributions of infected pesticides.

intended to license and control the use of pesticides ENACTMENTS THAT LED TO THIS LAW People becoming sick
cancer
harming food and other consumer products
birth defects
very dangerous FIFRA Sketches FIFRA HISTORY The Law was first enacted in 1910 but congress did not address it until 1947. pesticides were a potential risk to humans ? The complete revision of FIFRA was in 1972 when scientist figured out pesticides possessed a threat to wildlife, food, food consumers, and people or the applicator. That's why there are labels on the back of pesticides saying it is okay to use Impacts of this law some harmful pesticides have been irradiated
Mutations have been limited
Harsh Chemicals have been brought to a minimum CONTROVERSY DDT Invinted in the 1940's
keep bugs from eating farmers plants
used for killing bugs that carried diseases
DDT had a huge reproductive effect bibliography www.eoearth.org/article/Federal_Insecticide,_Fungicide_and_Rodenticide_Act,_United_States www.campuserc.org/.resources/EHSguide/FIFRA/Pages/default.aspx
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