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February 11, 2014

Federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency Announces Review of Active Ingredients in Registered Pest Control Products

The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) will reevaluate 23 active ingredients currently found in some 360 pest control products registered for use in Canada.  PMRA announced the review of the ingredients on December 30, 2013 following an Application for Judicial Review filed in the Federal Court last August by Ecojustice on behalf of Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation. Active ingredients under the microscope include weed killers 2,4-D, bromoxynil and atrazine; insecticides carbaryl, dichlorvos and diazinon; and the wood preservative pentachlorophenol.  PMRA will notify registrants of the review, and may ask some for information.  If information is requested, registrants must demonstrate to PMRA that the health and environmental risks, as well as the value of the pest control product, are acceptable.

PMRA’s proposed approach for the special review is open for comment until February 14, 2014.

Active Ingredients Under Review

2,4-D

Chloropicrin

Diphenylamine

Paraquat

Acephate

Chlorthal-dimethyl

Fluazifop-P-butyl

Pentachlorophenol

Aminopyralid

Diazinon

Fluazinam

Quintozene

Atrazine

Dichlobenil

Hexazinone

Simazine

Bromoxynil

Dichlorvos

Imazapyr

Trifluralin

Carbaryl

Difenoconazole

Linuron

 

 

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