Did you know that EPA’s “approval” of a pesticide does not equate with product safety? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Nathan Donley, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, and author of the report, “Toxic Concoctions: How the EPA Ignores the Dangers of Pesticide Cocktails.”
Donley works on issues surrounding the increasing exposure of both people and wildlife to toxins and raises awareness about our flawed pesticide regulatory system. He explains how the pesticide approval process is narrowly focused on individual ingredients, and doesn’t take into account complex chemical combinations. He explains how many of the “other” or “inert” chemicals in formulations sold to the public change the properties of the active pesticide ingredient.