Legislation that would reauthorize farm programs and nutrition assistance for five years includes language that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from considering exposure from all sources of fluoride in any aggregate risk assessment for the fumigant pesticide sulfuryl fluoride.

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642), as recommended by a House-Senate conference report, includes a provision that would require the administrator of the EPA to exclude nonpesticidal sources of fluoride from any aggregate exposure assessment for sulfuryl fluoride conducted pursuant to Section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Sulfuryl fluoride is a fumigant used on various...