Endosulphan at the top of ERMA’s Reassessment List

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2007
Section: Gardening
Author: Steffan Browning

Note: This article differs from the one printed in the magazine and includes additional information. Trade names of the reassessment list chemicals can be found at the end of this unabridged article.

The persistent insecticide Endosulphan, has been accepted as a chemical for reassessment by ERMA (Environmental Risk Management Authority).

Following submissions, ERMA has selected four substances to consider for reassessment in 2006-07, and another 16 to consider within five years. Soil & Health, Pesticide Action Network, and Safe Food Campaign identified Endosulphan as the first preference, which was expressed in submissions.

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