Pesticides below Health Screening Levels…Again!

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced in a press release that DPR’s Air Monitoring Network found that all 36 pesticides monitored at four different sites never exceeded any screening level or regulatory target. Among the 36 pesticides monitored some included, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, malathion, acephate, along with many others. The four sites that DPR used were stationed in Shafter, Santa Maria, Watsonville and Chualar. Of all the pesticides monitored 17 were only detected at trace level and nine were not detected at all!

Also in the press release was information regarding DPR’s two-year monitoring study of 1, 3-D with stations in Parlier and Delhi. Even though 1, 3-D did not exceed a human health screening level, DPR will be reviewing the current mitigation measures to determine if the interim restrictions should be replaced! The finding of the Air Monitoring Network, along with 1, 3-D’s current interim restrictions will be discussed that the Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee (PREC) meeting on Friday, July 20, 2018. The Association will be in attendance to provide comments commending the findings of the air monitoring program and push back on additional restrictions on 1, 3-D.