Consultation on the proposed special review decision of methyl bromide and its associated end-use products, PSRD2024-01

Current status: Open

Opened on 28 March 2024 and will close for consultation on 26 June 2024

Health Canada has evaluated the aspects of concern that prompted the special review of pest control products containing methyl bromide. Health Canada is proposing continued registration of methyl bromide uses as a general space fumigant, enclosed space fumigant and gas tight (tarpaulin) fumigant to treat empty structures or stored food/feed and non-food/non-feed commodities listed on the label.

Methyl bromide is a broad-spectrum fumigant, effective as an insecticide, acaricide, fungicide, animal toxicant, molluscicide, nematicide, and herbicide.

The assessment of the aspects of concern (potential for risk from occupational exposure and potential for risk to bystanders) from this special review indicate that risks to human health for the above uses of methyl bromide are considered to be acceptable provided that proposed label amendments are implemented.

The proposed additional mitigation measures are outlined in Appendices III and IV of PSRD2024-01, Proposed Special Review Decision of Methyl Bromide and Its Associated End-use Products.

For a full list of products containing methyl bromide, please consult Appendix I in the Proposed Special Review Decision or visit the Pesticide Label Search database.

How to get involved

This consultation is open for comment from 28 March 2024 to 26 June 2024 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PSRD2024-01:

Please be sure to include the title of the consultation document on which you are commenting (PSRD2024-01, Proposed Special Review Decision of Methyl Bromide and Its Associated End-use Products).

Health Canada will accept written comments on this proposal up to 90 days from the date of publication of this document before making a final decision on the proposed special review decision for methyl bromide.

Reporting to the people of Canada

Health Canada will make the decision for this special review available on this website (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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