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Cheminova reasserts 2010 Brazil parathion-methyl phase-out

Cheminova has reiterated its intention to halt sales of the “highly-toxic” organophosphate insecticide, parathion-methyl, in Brazil by 2010. The company’s message follows its support of last month’s injunction served against the Ministry of Health’s national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, suspending the re-evaluation programme for 14 pesticide active ingredients ( Agrow No 549, p 19). The agency had nine ais still to reassess, including parathion-methyl.


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