July 20, 1990 |
In an unprecedented action to protect birds, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday banned the use of the pesticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms. EPA officials said the order is based on reports of about 60 incidents of massive bird kills in 18 states in which diazinon was confirmed or implicated as the main cause. After a two-year legal fight, EPA Administrator William K.
March 31, 1988
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has overruled a hearing examiner and banned use of the insecticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms in an effort to protect birds, the EPA said. Agency Administrator Lee M. Thomas said the major manufacturer, Ciba-Geigy Corp. of Greensboro, N.C., had "failed to show by a preponderance of the evidence that even a single acre of turf will be destroyed if diazinon is canceled. . . .
July 19, 1990 |
In an unprecedented action to protect birds, the Environmental Protection Agency today banned the use of the pesticide diazinon on golf courses and sod farms, saying it too often caused bird kills. After a two-year legal battle, EPA Administrator William Reilly issued an order barring continued use of diazinon, marking the first time the agency has revoked government approval of a pesticide solely due to its harmful effects on birds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1992 |
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January 1, 2005 |
Beginning today, consumers can no longer buy one of the most popular lawn and garden insecticides of all time. Retailers in the United States are prohibited from selling diazinon, a highly effective killer of a variety of yard pests such as ants and grub worms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phased out residential use of the chemical, which can damage the nervous system, after determining that it poses a human health risk, particularly to children.
HOME & GARDEN
December 9, 2000 |
Check your garage or shed for Ortho, Spectracide, Real-Kill or No-Pest. These products, commonly used to combat ants, roaches, and garden and lawn pests, may contain diazinon, a chemical that is being phased out because of its health risks, especially to children, and its impact on the environment. Diazinon will not be as widely available for nonagricultural uses over the next three years and will be off store shelves by 2004. But there's good news.