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From June 8, 2001

Phase-out of Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon Leads Inevitably to Markdown in Price and Continued Use by Homeowners

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' website.