France to ban widely used crop fungicide over health concerns

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France to ban widely used crop fungicide over health concernsFrance's health and safety regulator has decided to ban a widely used crop fungicide after classifying it as a so-called endocrine disruptor posing risks for humans and the environment. The ANSES agency said on Tuesday it was withdrawing the marketing license for 76 products containing epoxiconazole, which is commonly applied to protect cereal and sugar beet fields in France, the European Union's biggest crop producer.

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