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New Zealand bans quintozene

The New Zealand Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has banned the fungicide quintozene due to concerns over contamination with dioxin impurities. ERMA proposed the move earlier this year, following a review prompted by the detection of dioxin impurities in Australia. ERMA concluded that there is a significant risk to operators during application and re-entry to treated crops and turf from quintozene and the dioxin contaminant.


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