Consultation on Oil of Geranium, Camphor Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Oil, and Pine Needle Oil and Their Associated End-use products, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2018-03

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Oil of geranium, camphor oil, eucalyptus oil, lemon oil, and pine needle oil are essential oils included in registered pesticides available to the general public in Canada. The pesticides are used as insect repellents on human skin or animal fur. Camphor and eucalyptus oils are also used in animal repellent for rats and racoons. These essential oils come from naturally occurring plants and have a long history of use in natural health and consumer products without side effects when users follow directions on the label.

Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is consulting Canadians on a proposal to continue the registration of these essential oils. Labels for products that include these essential oils, including Citrobug and Mint-X can be found in the pesticide label search database.

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 6 February 2018 to 7 May 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2018-03:

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 will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.

Please refer to the document title (for example: PRVD2018-03 Oil of Geranium, Camphor Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Oil, and Pine Needle Oil and Their 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 is finalized, the PMRA will post a Re-evaluation Decision on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of

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

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