EPA Pesticides Case Study

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The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Office of Pesticide Programs handles most of the issues involving pesticide issues. The FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) allows the EPA to choose which pesticides can be used and how they can be used in the United States. Each pesticide made must be registered and checked by the EPA before is can be sold to the public, however, if the pesticide doesn 't meet certain regulations made by the EPA while it is registered and deemed safe and whatnot, the EPA has the authority to cancel the pesticide and discontinue its sale. (This paragraph is also going to stand for what should have been the fourth paragraph, considering that this topic is about regulations for pesticides.) In the 1940s, the goal was to maintain pesticide standards while also allowing new pesticides to be put out into the market quickly. (Policy Sciences). Also, since the 1940s, there have been acts that have been…show more content…
The EPA tries hard to keep us safe from death by pesticides and such. The pros, however, are that we are kept safe. Another is that they have a registration for pesticides and if that pesticide doesn 't meet the EPA 's requirements, the EPA will discontinue that pesticide, even if it was previously registered. However, a con that I think pesticide regulations has is that it doesn 't seem to put livestock into consideration. "Arsenic damages small blood vessels, which affects the blood supply, to major organs. Membranes of the digestive tract are inflamed causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, thirst, weakness and collapse. Because of these symptoms, poisoned cattle are often found near a water source or in a pond or ditch. Death may come quickly with no lesions seen during a necropsy (autopsy). If an animal survives for 7 to 10 days, it may then die of kidney failure. There is no practical, effective antidote.". (Effects of Pesticides on

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