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Main Title Reregistration eligibility decision (RED) for methyldithiocarbamate salts : (Metam-sodium, Metam-potassium) and Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC).
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA 738-R-08-006; EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0159; EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0125; EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0151
Subjects Methyldithiocarbamate salts--Environmental aspects. ; Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC)--Environmental aspects. ; Pesticides--Government policy--United States. ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Fumigants. ; Pesticides--Risk assessment. ; Pesticides--Risk management.
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EPA has identified potential human health risks of concern associated with the registered soil fumigant uses of metam-sodium and metam-potassium from acute inhalation exposure to handlers, bystanders, and re-entry workers. To reduce these exposures and to address subsequent risks of concern, EPA is requiring a number of mitigation measures, such as classifying some metam-sodium and metam-potassium products as restricted use, use-site restrictions, buffer zones, posting, emergency preparedness and response, monitoring and respiratory protection, restrictions on the timing of tarp perforation and removal operations, entry prohibitions, mandatory good agricultural practices (GAPs), fumigant management plans (FMPs), and training and outreach programs. Please note that only metam-sodium and metam-potassium soil and sewer use products and the MITC use for remedial treatment of wood poles and timbers will be restricted use.