Controversy over approval of use of Methyl iodide

RSC is reporting that California is now being sued over the Department of Pesticide Regulations approval of the use of methyl iodide as a pesticide/herbicide.  The report predominantly covers the potential dangers associated with the pesticide including concerns over neurotoxicity, safe handling, and safe exposure limits that were not heeded during the approval process.

Methyl iodide is created as a byproduct of acetic acid production.  See United States Patent 7,790,920 by Brtko et al.