Bayer to phase out aldicarb insecticide by 2018.
Bayer to phase out aldicarb insecticide by 2018: Bayer CropScience
has agreed to phase out production of the insecticide aldicarb by the
end of 2014 and to end all uses of the product four years later in
response to studies that that suggest the insecticide may pose
unacceptable dietary risks to young children. An agreement between the
Environmental Protection Agency and Bayer comes amid concerns raised by
a new agency risk assessment that focused on aldicarb's effects on
young children and infants who may be exposed when consuming citrus and
other crops sprayed with the insecticide. Additional exposures to
aldicarb have been found to come from drinking water from wells located
near fields where the insecticide has been sprayed.