Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has conducted its re-evaluation of 2,4-D, a herbicide commonly used to control weeds on lawn and turf. PMRA has determined, based on the available scientific information, that 2,4-D can be used safely on lawns and turf when label directions are followed.



PMRA reviewed 2,4-D as part of the re-evaluation program currently underway. The purpose of this re-evaluation is to determine if the pesticides currently on the market that were registered before Jan. 1, 1995, meet modern health and environmental standards.



The proposed decision on 2,4-D is consistent with those of other countries. The United States Environmental Protection Agency's re-evaluation, released in January 2005, is the most recent reassessment of 2,4-D. It also found 2,4-D to be acceptable for use on lawn and turf.



Before finalizing its decision, as part of its normal process, PMRA is seeking any additional information that may be relevant from the scientific community and all other interested parties before the approval of the product is final.



Source: PMRA Release



Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has conducted its re-evaluation of 2,4-D, a herbicide commonly used to control weeds on lawn and turf. PMRA has determined, based on the available scientific information, that 2,4-D can be used safely on lawns and turf when label directions are followed.