ECHA consults on two pesticide labels
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has invited comments on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling of two pesticides, the acaricide, bifenazate, and the herbicide, triflusulfuron. The Dutch authorities have proposed bifenazate classifications for: skin sensitisation; specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure; hazardous to the aquatic environment; and M-factors for hazards to the aquatic environment. For triflusulfuron, France has proposed classifications for: carcinogenicity; hazardous to the aquatic environment; and M-factors for hazards to the aquatic environment. The consultation closes on May 10th. Bifenazate gained EU approval in 2005 ( Agrow No 482, p 10), while triflusulfuron was re-registered in 2009 ( Agrow No 572, p 10).