Consultation on Special Review of Naled and Its Associated End use Product under subsection 17(2) of Pest Control Products Act, Proposed Special Review Decision PSRD2019-03
Health Canada is consulting Canadians over the next 45 days on its proposed special review decision for naled (end-use product name Dibrom Insecticide), a pesticide used by commercial applicators to control insects on crops, pastures and around structures. This is one of two special reviews for naled, and it is conducted in response to the European Union’s decision to prohibit all uses due to health and environmental concerns (the other special review of naled, PRSD2019-02, was conducted to assess new concerns around occupational risks). An evaluation of the scientific information related to the aspects of concern showed that the potential risks to human health among workers, and potential risks to aquatic organisms, are not considered to be acceptable. Health Canada is, therefore, proposing to cancel all uses of naled.
For more information on the proposed decision open the “Proposed Special Review Decision".
How to Get Involved
This consultation is open for comment from 25 April 2019 to 9 June 2019 (45 calendar days).
To comment on PSRD2019-03:
- 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 special review decision will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.
Please refer to the document title (for example: PSRD2019-03, Special Review of Naled and Its Associated End use Product under subsection 17(2) of Pest Control Products Act) 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 Special Review 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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