OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - If you're planning on bringing pesticides into Canada, youshould know that Health Canada is changing the rules for importing pesticides for personal use.
Unregistered pesticides brought in from other countries have not been assessed for safety by Health Canada, and may not be labeled or packaged properly
For this reason, the Pest Control Products Regulations are being updated to further protect the health, safety and environment of Canadians.
What you should do
Starting April 18, 2018, you can no longer bring unregistered pesticides into Canada if they are not equivalent to those already registered in Canada for personal use in or around your home (i.e., Domestic Class products). An equivalent pesticide is one that has the same active ingredient in the same concentration.
In addition, you will no longer be allowed to purchase unregistered pesticides online and have them shipped to Canada. The purchaser of the product must bring it into Canada in person.
In addition, the updated regulations state that the pesticide must:
Canadians can use the Health Canada online pesticide label database to access all registered pesticides in Canada. They can also use the Pesticide Labels mobile app to search for registered pesticides by product name, active ingredient, registrant name, or full label contents.
Report health and safety concerns
All pesticide products that are registered for use in Canada have a Pest Control Product (PCP) registration number on the label. It is important to read the label on a pesticide carefully, as it also contains specific information on using the product safely.
Adverse events related to the use of a pest control product should be reported to the manufacturer, who is required by law to report it to Health Canada. You may also report an incident directly to Health Canada by completing an incident report form. For adverse reaction in pets, you can fill out a domestic animal incident form and return it by mail to the appropriate address.
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