Canada addresses thiophanate-methyl risks:
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is seeking additional information to refine its preliminary risk assessment of the fungicide, thiophanate-methyl. The PMRA has identified potential risks to the environment, workers and the general population through drinking water exposure. Nippon Soda is the technical registrant of thiophanate-methyl and six companies had 12 product registrations as of April 2006. The preliminary risk assessment is open to public comments for 60 days from September 27th.