Children and Pesticides: New Approach to Considering Risk Is Partly in Place

HEHS-00-175 Published: Sep 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce children's exposure to pesticides by implementing the requirements of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), focusing on the: (1) approach EPA has developed for making decisions about applying the new safety factor; (2) progress that has been made in considering aggregate exposure and cumulative effects; and (3) progress that has been made in reassessing tolerances for pesticide residues.

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