Pesticide Drift in Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments
We evaluate the potential for pesticide drift as a routine part of our human health and ecological risk assessments. We are proposing improvements to our current methods for
- estimating off-site drift in these assessments, and
- making decisions for use restrictions on pesticide labels.
These proposed improved pesticide drift methods are available in "Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment" (Docket #EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0676 at www.regulations.gov). The public comment period for these draft documents closed on March 31, 2014.
Read more about how EPA assesses risk from pesticides: