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Fake Covid-19 Products Sold on Facebook, Other Sites, EPA Says

April 23, 2020, Bloomberg Law

Thomas Brugato spoke with Bloomberg Law about the EPA’s warning to e-commerce platforms that they were being used to sell disinfectants that fraudulently claim to fight the coronavirus. Mr. Brugato says, “It’s been the case for some time that online sellers of pesticides are responsible for insuring compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.” He adds that the EPA has the authority to bring enforcement actions against e-commerce retailers, including stop-sale orders, as well as civil penalties and fines.

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