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APVMA to have atrazine studies formally assessed

9 March 2010

The APVMA has taken note of a number of new studies that have associated atrazine with potential human health and environmental risks. The APVMA will ask the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and the Department of Health and Ageing to assess these studies to see if they change any previous advice these agencies have provided.

The studies in question include:

The APVMA takes very seriously any new research suggesting adverse environmental or human health impacts attributable to pesticides.

Our current regulatory setting is based on the internationally accepted scientific understanding that atrazine does not pose a risk to human health and the environment at likely levels of exposure.

The APVMA will publish the outcomes of the agency assessments when they become available.

For further information, contact:

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Email: media@apvma.gov.au

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