A Southern California company has agreed to pay a fine after federal regulators accused it of selling unregistered and wrongly branded pesticides to veterinary clinics and laboratories across the U.S.
California’s pesticide regulator is suing Whole Foods Market, Inc. over four pesticide products the grocery retailer sells at stores in the state.
The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.
Wal-Mart will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging.
About 40 California prosecutors, including the Los Angeles City Attorney, are suing Walgreens for allegedly dumping hazardous wastes and materials into the environment.