EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Tetrachlorvinphos

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft human health risk assessment for tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP). TCVP is an organophosphate insecticide used in pet flea and tick collars, powders and sprays as well as an insect control treatment to livestock and their premises, in kennels, and outdoors as a perimeter treatment. Continue reading

APHIS Adds Cacti, Succulents, Palms and Cycads to Exempted Host List for Light Brown Apple Moth in California

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding commercially grown cacti, succulents (live plants), palms and cycads to the light brown apple moth (LBAM) exempted host list, which is posted at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/planthealth/lbam Continue reading