EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal pesticides sales

Posted on February 9, 2021June 23, 2021Categories Industry News

The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a “stop sale” order to Amazon.com to prevent sales on the platform of potentially dangerous or ineffective unregistered pesticides and pesticide devices making illegal and misleading claims, including multiple products that claimed to protect against viruses. This action adds 70 products to a June 6, 2020 EPA order which contained over 30 illegal products.  “Unregistered pesticides in the e-commerce marketplace pose a significant and immediate health … Continue reading “EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal pesticides sales”

FDA News Release Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues to Combat Fraudulent COVID-19 Medical Products

Posted on May 7, 2020January 19, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on the agency’s efforts to combat the extremely concerning actions by companies and individuals that are exploiting or taking advantage of widespread fear among consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to scammers on the internet selling unproven medical products, the FDA has taken – and continues to take – a number of steps to find and stop those selling unapproved products that fraudulently claim to mitigate, prevent, treat, … Continue reading “FDA News Release Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues to Combat Fraudulent COVID-19 Medical Products”

Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

Posted on May 15, 2019January 20, 2021Categories Industry News

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet. The rapid global growth of the plastic industry—fueled by cheap natural gas from hydraulic fracturing—is not only destroying the environment and … Continue reading “Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate”