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Australia to suspend many fenthion uses

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the suspension of many uses of the insecticide, fenthion, because of acute dietary risks or insufficient residue data. The APVMA’s residues and dietary exposure report shows that a 2-6 year-old child eating certain fruit and vegetables treated with fenthion may be exposed to residues above the public health standard, the Authority notes.


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