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Title: Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides: Implications for Human and Environmental Health

URL: http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2006/9374/abstract.html

Abstract: By statute or regulation in the United States and elsewhere, pesticide ingredients are divided into two categories: active and inert (sometimes referred to as other ingredients, adjuvants, or coformulants) . Despite their name, inert ingredients may be biologically or chemically active and are labeled inert only because of their function in the formulated product. Most of the tests required to register a pesticide are performed with the active ingredient alone, not the full pesticide formulation. Inert ingredients are generally not identified on product labels and are often claimed to be confidential business information.

Source: Environmental Health Perspectives

Date of Publication: November 2006

Resource Type: Article/Report

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