Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes James V. Aidala in “Flea Collar Report Offers Clues on Future Pesticide Regulations”
On January 10, 2017, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted The Acta Group (Acta®) Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs Consultant James V. Aidala regarding a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) risk assessment.
The risk assessment also could be a sign of how the EPA will address the suite of organophosphate pesticides slated for review later this year, including chlorpyrifos and malathion. Industry groups are concerned this could hamper the extent to which the pesticides are used, and affect their bottom line.
Epidemiological studies “can have some elements that are factual, the question is what you do with the ‘facts’,” Jim Aidala, senior consultant in the Washington D.C. office of Bergeson & Campbell PC who headed EPA’s chemicals office under President Bill Clinton, told Bloomberg BNA.