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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 7, JULY 1997

NEWS...
METHYL BROMIDE AND THE PROTOCOL


Item #d97jul78

At a June 1997 meeting of experts in Nairobi, no significant progress was made on how to handle methyl bromide under the Montreal Protocol. Developed countries are still split on the issue with developing countries, who account for 18 percent of world consumption, mainly as a soil fumigant for high-value export crops. (See Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 605-606, June 25.) Researchers at the University of California-Riverside have found methyl iodide to be an ozone-safe, effective substitute, but the jury is still out on toxic information and environmental fate of the substitute. (See Environ. Health Perspectives, p. 23, Jan. 1997.)

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