Consultation on p-Menthane-3,8-diol and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2021-14

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue registration of p-menthane-3,8-diol and associated end-use products registered for sale and use in Canada. No additional risk mitigation measures are proposed.

Products containing p-menthane-3,8-diol are applied as personal insect repellents to repel mosquitoes, biting midges, blackflies and ticks. Human health risks from the use of p-menthane-3,8-diol products were shown to be acceptable, when used according to current label directions. p-Menthane-3,8-diol has value as an personal insect repellent by providing an additional choice for mosquito, biting midges, ticks and blackfly repellent users.

For a full list of products containing p-Menthane-3,8-diol, please consult Appendix I in the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision or visit 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 20 December 2021 to 20 March 2022 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2021-14:

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: PRVD2021-14, p-Menthane-3,8-diol and Its Associated End-use Products).

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 Canada.ca.

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

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