According to the EPA website, restrictions have recently been put in place to allow for stricter control of pesticide use. This will allow for the application of pesticides to be safer with “increased supervision and oversight.”
The regulation applies specifically to people using restricted use pesticides (RUP). The EPA states that this rule will affect the one million certified pesticide users in the United States. Laws regarding the use of pesticides have changed many times throughout history, considering that there has been many that have caused detrimental effects to the environment. Enactment of these regulations has been successful throughout history, considering that the EPA ensures they are being followed and fines those who do not follow them. Overall, the safer use of pesticides has been promoted recently through regulation.