Consultation on Sodium Chloride and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2023-03

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The online consultation is now closed.

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue registration of sodium chloride and its associated end-use products registered for sale and use in Canada, with proposed label updates.

Sodium chloride is a post-emergent herbicide applied as a directed spray to control weeds on non-cropland sites which include roadsides, highways, walkways, vacant lots, industrial sites, parks, playgrounds, cycleways, driveways, residential lands, sidewalks, pathways, and rights-of-way. Application of sodium chloride results in a loss in turgor pressure in the target plants through the rapid loss of water from the plant leaf cells, leading to the desiccation of the plant tissue.

As a result of the re-evaluation of sodium chloride, label updates, including standard drift statements, personal protective equipment, updated buffer zone label statements, and standard precautionary label statements are being proposed to meet current labelling standards and to improve clarity.

For a full list of products containing sodium chloride, 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 26 June 2023 to 24 September 2023 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2023-03:

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 Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2023-03, Sodium Chloride 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 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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