Phase-out of Chlorpyrifos
and Diazinon Leads Inevitably to Markdown in Price and Continued Use by
Retailers around the
country are responding to the upcoming deadline that will prohibit the
sales of Chlorpyrifos (Dursban) and Diazinon by ridding themselves
of exiting stocks. Beyond Pesticides recently received a sales flyer from
a Scotty's Hardware store in Florida that is offering these toxic chemicals
at a huge markdown. Click here to see a copy of the sales flyer and an
action alert. The flyer proclaims that if the store is out of Dursban
then the costumer can purchase Diazinon at the same low price.
This is exactly the
problem that Beyond Pesticides and others predicted when EPA entered into
an agreement with the manufacturers of Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon that
allowed for the phase-out of a number of the uses of these pesticides.
For more information about the phase-out agreement on Chlorpyrifos and
Diazinon, click on the chemical names to visit the EPA's website. You
can also find more information about these chemicals on Beyond Pesticides'