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Chemicals Categorized by US EPA as List-1: Inerts Ingredients of Toxicological Concern

Pesticides Registered by US EPA and Classified as Known, Likely or Probable Human Carcinogens as of September 24, 2008



CHEMICALS CATEGORIZED BY US EPA AS LIST-1: INERTS INGREDIENTS OF TOXICOLOGICAL CONCERN
Pursuant to Section 11 of "An Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides," pesticide products containing "List-1: Inert ingredients of Toxicological Concern" or any equivalent categorization by the U.S. EPA are not eligible for use on the outdoor grounds of any school, day care center or school age childcare program.

Pesticide products containing an inert ingredient categorized in "List 1: Inert Ingredients of Toxicological Concern" are required to place the chemical's common name on the front of the pesticide product label. Therefore, pesticide products containing "List-1" inert ingredients can be readily identified by the product user simply by reading the front of the product label.

According to U.S. EPA, there are currently approximately 160 products that contain one of eight remaining List-1 inert ingredients. The following table lists the common names of these inert ingredients. EPA also maintains the "List-1: Inerts of Toxicological Concern" on the internet at the following web address: http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/inerts/lists.htm

Please note that the list maintained by US EPA does not contain the eighth inert ingredient, Malachite Green. EPA chooses not to list Malachite Green due to the fact that use of this eighth remaining List-1 inert ingredient will cease once the existing stocks of pesticides containing it are depleted.

Pesticide products containing these chemical names can not be used outdoors or on school property.
Adipic acid, bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester
benzene, chloro
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
Hexane
Hydroquinone
Isophorone
Phenol
Phthalic acid, bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester C1980
(updated AUG 2004)


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PESTICIDES CLASSIFIED AS KNOWN, LIKELY, OR PROBABLE HUMAN CARCINOGENS
BY THE U.S. EPA AS OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2008*

Pursuant to MGL c132B, Section 6G., of the Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act, pesticide products containing chemicals classified as known, likely, or probable human carcinogens by the U.S. EPA or equivalently categorized by the Department of Agricultural Resources, are not eligible for use outdoors on the facility grounds of any school, day care center or school age childcare program.

Periodically the U.S. EPA publishes a list of pesticides evaluated for carcinogenic potential. The following table is based on the EPA list dated September 24th 2008. Once the EPA makes an updated list available, the Department of Agricultural Resources will update the following table to reflect any changes.

Should you wish to obtain the entire list of pesticides evaluated for carcinogenic potential you may contact U.S. EPA via the contact information provided below for your convenience.

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/carlist/

Communication Services Branch (7506P)
Office of Pesticide Programs
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington , DC 20460
(703) 305-5017
Fax (703) 305-5558
or send an email request to lormand.mary-jean@epa.gov

Likely to have uses on school property Chemical Common Name
Acetochlor
* Acifluorfen, Sodium
Alachlor
Amitrole
Arsenic acid, inorganic
Arsenic pentoxide, inorganic
Arsenate sodium, inorganic
* Cacodylic acid
* Captan
* Carbaryl
* Chlorothalonil
Chromium (VI)
Clodinafop-propargyl
Creosote
Cyproconazole
Daminozide
Dichloropropene, 1,3- (Telone II)
Diclofop-methyl (Hoelon)
* Diuron
* Ethoprop
Ethylene oxide
Ferbam
* Fenoxycarb
Fluthiacet-methyl (Action)
* Folpet
Formaldehyde
Imazalil
Iodomethane
* Iprodione (Glycophene)
Isoxaflutole
Kresoxim-methyl
Lactofen (Cobra)
* Lindane
* Mancozeb
* Maneb
* Metam Sodium
Methyl isothiocyanate
Methyl bis(thiocyanate)
Metiram
MGK Repellent 326
Nitrapyrin
* Metofluthrin
Oryzalin
Oxadiazon
Pentachlorophenol
* Permethrin
Pirimicarb
Pronamide (Kerb)
Propachlor
Propargite (Omite)
Propoxur
Propylene oxide
Pyraflufen-Ethyl
Pymetrozine
* Pyrethrins
* Resmethrin
Spirodiclofen
* Sulfosulforon
Telone
Terrazole
Tetrachlorvinphos
Tetraconazole
Thiabendazole
* Thiacloprid
Thiodicarb (Larvin)
Thiophanate-methly
Topramezone
Tralkoxydim
Tribufos (tribuphos/DEF)
* Trichlorfon (Triclorphon)
Triphenyltin hydroxide (TPTH)

* Chemicals contained within pesticide products commonly used on sites found on school property are denoted with an asterisk.

* The Department’s table of known, likely or probable human carcinogens is based on the September 24, 2008 U.S. EPA report of chemicals evaluated for carcinogenic potential and includes chemicals which may or may not be actively registered for use in Massachusetts. In addition, the Department’s table may not include all the chemicals listed on the U.S. EPA List; especially, when their registrations have long been cancelled. While such pesticides may be classified as known probable or likely human carcinogens, they are no longer registered for use by U.S. EPA or the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee and may no longer be found in the channels of trade.

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