OTTAWA, April 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Health Canada is committed to protecting human health and the environment, and regularly reviewsapproved pesticides to ensure they remain safe to use.
Health Canada has published the final re-evaluation decision on glyphosate. Following a rigorous science-based assessment, Health Canada has determined that
Glyphosate, marketed under brand names such as RoundupTM and VisionTM, is a common herbicide that is used to control weeds. It is registered for use in a wide variety of settings, including agriculture, forestry, and home gardens and patios. Glyphosate is used both commercially and by homeowners.
Based on this re-evaluation, Health Canada will continue the registration of products that contain glyphosate, but will require updates to the product labels to help provide additional protection to humans and the environment. By April 2019, manufacturers will be required to ensure that all commercial labels on pesticides containing glyphosate include the following:
For individuals using any pesticides around the home, Health Canada advises Canadians to:
Health Canada will continue to monitor research on potential impacts of glyphosate products to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and the environment. The Department is committed to working closely with its international counterparts on evidence-based approaches to pesticide regulations.
If you have any questions about the pesticide you are using, the Pesticide Label Search App can help you find the latest detailed instructions, first aid statements and warnings on the label.
Report health and safety concerns
If pesticide poisoning is suspected, contact a poison control centre or a doctor immediately. Follow the first aid statements on the label, if applicable.
Report any adverse events to the manufacturer, who is required by law to report it to Health Canada. Contact information can be found on the product label. You may also report an incident with a product having a Pest Control Product (PCP) number directly to Health Canada by completing an incident report form.
Final Re-evaluation Decision on Glyphosate Frequently Asked Questions
Pest Control Products Incident Reporting Form
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