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EU votes to ban chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

Exact dates of phase-out to be set when the formal decision is published in the Official Journal.

EU member states have supported draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for the insecticides, chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl. The European Commission proposed the move in response to health concerns raised in risk assessments conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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