“One, Methyl bromide is still on the market even though it has been scheduled to be banned for more than ten years.
According to the EPA, methyl bromide is “highly toxic,” especially for application workers. Further, the EPA acknowledges that breathing it damages the lungs. And, once inside the body, it can have a devastating neurological impact and can impact the thyroid and the male testes, which affects reproduction. And guess what? Though methyl bromide has been used agriculturally since the 1930s and though it has always been recognized as being highly toxic, the EPA doesn’t know whether or not it causes cancer.”
Without a doubt “conclusive” test results on the part of the EPA would have created trouble for a friend of a friend of the agency (like a former senator/agency head’s chemical-company-CEO-and-former-campaign-contributor friend).