Consultation on Dichlorvos and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2017-16

Notice to the reader :

The online consultation is now closed. 

Dichlorvos is a pesticide used by growers, licensed applicators and the general public to control insects on crops, in buildings and in and around homes (database results include products such as Defense Max, Vapona, DDVP, Vaportape II). Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is consulting Canadians on proposed changes to the way dichlorvos can be used, to further protect health and the environment.

Due to health concerns, the following changes are proposed:

  • Cancellation of use of dichlorvos strips used indoors in domestic and commercial areas (excluding areas that are unoccupied for a minimum of 4 months)
  • Cancellation of use on commercial greenhouse cucumbers, tomatoes and cut flower ornamentals, as well as for outdoor mosquito control and outdoor residential areas
  • Additional protection for workers applying dichlorvos or entering treated areas

For more information on the proposed decision open the “Proposed Re-evaluation Decision”.

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 25 October 2017 to 23 January 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2017-16:

Step 1  Request the full consultation document to read the Science Evaluation that is the basis of this proposed regulatory decision.

Step 2  Submit comments to the PMRA Publications Section.

All comments received will be considered. A final re-evaluation decision for dichlorvos will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.

Please refer to the document title (for example, PRVD2017-16, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision for Dichlorvos and Its Associated End-use Products) when providing comments.

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision on dichlorvos and its associated end-use products is finalised, the PMRA will post a Re-evaluation Decision on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of Health Canada’s website.

If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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