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IIRC new pesticides have to be tested by the government, no need to trust just about everyone that mixed something in their factory or bathtub.

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/aboutus.htm https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/pestreg/

See my reply to waterlesscloud below. In short, I understand how the process is supposed to work, but like much else in government, the revolving door between regulatory agencies and industry, combined with paid-for politicians, undermines the integrity of the process.

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