August 01, 2004

Government

EPA allows some veterinary use of restricted pesticides For the benefit of the public, the Environmental Protection Agency has exempted veterinarians, and in some instances, their employees, from pesticide applicator certification regulations. Individuals applying pesticides classified by the EPA as restricted-use pesticides are required to undergo special training and become certified by their state or the federal government. Veterinarians who use restricted-use pesticides on-label and in "the course of their normal practice" are exempted from those certification requirements "to obtain for the public the unique benefits this group can provide, while maintaining an acceptable level of safety in the use, production, and distr ...