Consultation on Metam Sodium and Metam Potassium and their Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2017-22

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Metam sodium and metam potassium are pesticides used by professional applicators to control various pests in soil, to preserve wood, to control tree roots in sewers, and to control microbes in industrial water. Labels for products containing metam sodium and metam potassium can be found in the pesticide label search database. Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue the registration of metam sodium and metam potassium products with implementation of additional risk mitigation measures and updated label statements.

These include:

  • Label amendments to meet current labelling standards
  • Additional protection measures for workers
  • Additional environmental label statements

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 7 December 2017 to 7 March 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2017-22:

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision on metam sodium and metam potassium and their associated end-use products is finalized, 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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