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Ethylene Bisdithiocarbamate Fungicide

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December 2, 1989 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of debate, the Environmental Protection Agency will move next week to sharply restrict a controversial class of fungicides used on many fruits and vegetables and linked in recent years to cancer in laboratory animals. Informed sources in the food industry and the environmental movement said EPA officials will seek to prohibit use of ethylene bisdithiocarbamates, or EBDCs, on tomatoes, potatoes and bananas, three of the crops on which they are most heavily used.
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December 2, 1989 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of debate, the Environmental Protection Agency will move next week to sharply restrict a controversial class of fungicides used on many fruits and vegetables and linked in recent years to cancer in laboratory animals. Informed sources in the food industry and the environmental movement said EPA officials will seek to prohibit use of ethylene bisdithiocarbamates, or EBDCs, on tomatoes, potatoes and bananas, three of the crops on which they are most heavily used.
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March 2, 1991 | HELAINE OLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department are investigating charges that a Texas laboratory falsified data used to determine the amounts of pesticide residues that remain on food products, the EPA announced Friday. EPA officials said they began the investigation after pesticide manufacturers that had hired Craven Laboratories of Austin, Tex., expressed concern to them last summer that the lab was manipulating data used to determine pesticide residues on grocery products.
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