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Regulatory Decisions

For over 70 years now, health agencies in over 90 countries around the world have been assessing and regulating 2,4-D, and they have consistently approved it for commercial use. Through regular evaluations — typically every 15 years — 2,4-D continues to meet modern safety standards. All agencies — including the WHO agency responsible for pesticides — are of one voice: 2,4-D may be used safely according to label directions.


The United States Environmental Protection Agency, with 15,000 experts on staff is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of both people and the environment. It is the primary regulator of pesticides and herbicides in the US.

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency is the division of Health Canada tasked with regulating pesticides and herbicides. It ensures that manufacturers and applicators adhere to strict safety standards to keep Canadians safe.

The World Health Organization is the “directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system.” One of its responsibilities is examining the health effects of pesticides from an international standpoint.
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The European Union has multiple agencies that regulate and examine pesticides to ensure public health and safety. They include the European Commission’s Health and Consumer Protection Directorate and the European Food Safety Authority.

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Other US Agencies

Both on state and federal levels, there are many other organizations in the United States that regulate pesticides and consumer safety.

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Other World Agencies

Countries all over the world have agencies ensuring the health and safety of the general public.

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