EPA has proposed phasing out the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride, which is often used on cocoa beans and dried fruits and degrades to fluoride. If the proposal becomes final, the agency will withdraw tolerance levels on maximum pesticide residue limits for the fumigant over three years. According to EPA, after conducting an updated human health assessment and considering the impact of fluoride on skeletal and dental health, the agency determined that sulfuryl fluoride tolerances no longer meet federal safety standards under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The proposal was developed in response to complaints by the Fluoride Action Network in 2004. EPA will accept comments on the proposal for 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register.