Thursday, April 8, 2010

Salt Lake Tribune: EPA restricts pesticide implicated in death of two Layton sisters

Federal regulators clamped strong new controls Wednesday on the pesticide believed to have caused the deaths of 4-year-old Rebecca Toone and her 15-month-old sister Rachel the week after an exterminator fumigated rodent holes outside of their Layton home.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said aluminum and magnesium phosphide fumigants can no longer be used near homes. The agency also expanded the buffer zones required when using it outdoors and imposed a new requirement for posted warnings when the pesticide has been applied. Full story.

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