Norway Makes Up Its Mind On 2,4-D
NO Reasonable Grounds To Believe That
The Human Health & Environmental
Risks Of 2,4-D Are Unacceptable
Inside Golf Magazine
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has concluded that there are NO REASONABLE GROUNDS to believe that the human health and environmental risks of products containing all forms of 2,4-D currently registered in Canada are, or their value is, unacceptable under current conditions of use.
In 2013, pursuant to subsection 17 (2) of the Pest Control Products Act, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) INITIATED A SPECIAL REVIEW of pest control products containing 2,4-D based on THE DECISION TAKEN BY NORWAY IN 2000 TO PROHIBIT the use of this active ingredient due to human health and environmental concerns. [ ?!?! ]
The aspects of concern that prompted the special review were related to human health ( potential carcinogenicity of 2,4-D ) and the environment ( high mobility and the potential for run-off of 2,4-D to aquatic habitats from treated areas; potential risk to aquatic plants following run-off ).
In order to EVALUATE THE ASPECTS OF CONCERN IDENTIFIED BY NORWAY, the PMRA has considered the available information from Norway pertaining to the health and environmental concerns identified in the Norway decision.
In addition, the PMRA considered the currently available relevant scientific information, which includes information considered for the re-evaluation of 2,4-D and any relevant information obtained since then, such as the information on Canadian incident reports, surface water monitoring data, reviews of epidemiological studies on 2,4-D and other phenoxy herbicides available in the public domain, available assessments of the potential carcinogenicity of 2,4-D including the latest International Agency for Research on Cancer. [ See below for Re-Evaluation Note – REV2017-08. ]
In 2016, following a science-based assessment of the above aspects of concern, the PMRA published the proposed special review decision for 2,4-D. [ See below for Re-Evaluation Note – REV2016-08. ]
The proposed decision indicated that the pest control products containing 2,4-D were ACCEPTABLE for continued registration taking into account the current conditions of use, and proposed to confirm the current registration.
Following the publication of REV2016-08, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority REGISTERED 2,4-D as a pest control product for use on turf in Norway as of April 2016.
2,4-D — 2017 07 27 — RE-EVALUATION NOTE REV2017-08, UPDATE ON 2,4-D — HEALTH CANADA ( Reference )
2,4-D — 2016 04 00 — NORWAY, MAKE UP YOUR MIND OR 2,4-D – NO REASONABLE GROUNDS ( Reference )
2,4-D — 2016 03 31 — RE-EVALUATION NOTE REV2016-08, SPECIAL REVIEW OF 2,4-D – PROPOSED DECISION FOR CONSULTATION — HEALTH CANADA ( Reference )
By Other Nations
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2,4-D Herbicide – Prohibited By Other Nations
Prohibited By Other Nations [ ?!?! ]
September 7th, 2004
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
In Canada, pest control products, or pesticides, are regulated by Health Canada under the Pest Control Products Act, and are among the most stringently regulated substances in Canada.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) is the branch of Health Canada that administers the Act on behalf of the Minister Of Health.
The primary objective of the PMRA is to prevent unacceptable risks to people and the environment from the use of pest control products.
On September 17th, 2004, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada ( PMRA ) responded to the issue of nation prohibition with following statement ―
Federal re-evaluation of pesticide 2,4-D.
2,4-D is no longer used in Sweden or Norway and its use is severely restricted in Denmark.
[ HOWEVER, IN 2011, SWEDEN DID APPROVE THE CONTINUED SALE & USE OF 2,4-D, AND IN 2016, NORWAY DID REGISTER 2,4-D. ]
Environmental effects are cited as the primary reason for these actions as 2,4-D has the potential to enter groundwater, the primary source of drinking water in these countries.
However, subsequent to these actions, the European Commission, upon completion of their re-evaluation of 2,4-D on October 1, 2001, concluded that it was acceptable for continued use the European Union, of which both Sweden and Denmark are members.
As part of the re-evaluation of 2,4-D, the PMRA has compiled all available drinking water data from various regions and sources across Canada.
These data indicate that the levels in drinking water do not pose unacceptable risks for the Canadian population.
It is important to recognize that of the many studies published, some report associations between adverse health effects and 2,4-D exposure, while many others report a lack of association.
As most of these papers acknowledge, epidemiology studies on their own are difficult to interpret because biases and confounding factors often preclude any convincing link between specific pesticide exposures and effects.
For example, influences from other chemicals and the physical environment encountered at the same time as pesticide exposures and recall bias from the individuals examined are two factors that can strongly influence the study result.
Without an actual exposure calculation, it is difficult to assess whether pesticides could have been responsible for an adverse health outcome.
This is why the PMRA also relies on the more scientifically exact method of quantitatively estimating risk by comparing exposures to the results of toxicity studies in laboratory animals.
The proprietary studies used are conducted to internationally accepted standards and include toxicity studies done on a number of laboratory animal species for comparative purposes, as well as studies of exposure from all routes and methods of exposure.
Safety factors ( typically 100 to 1000 fold ) are built into the assessment to account for different sensitivities between humans and experimental animals and among humans ( age, gender, and individual sensitivities to pesticides ).
In general, this is the same approach that is currently utilized by the various international pesticide regulatory authorities including the US EPA and other OECD countries.
2,4-D — 2006 08 16 — REV 2006-11 — LAWN AND TURF USES OF 2,4-D — RE-EVALUATION NOTE — PMRA — HEALTH CANADA ( Reference )
2,4-D — 2004 09 17 — FEDERAL RE-EVALUATION OF PESTICIDE 2,4-D — PETITION BY COTTAM GHOST-WRITERS ( Reference )
2,4-D Herbicide – Prohibited By Other Nations
2,4-D Is Banned In Some Countries [ ?!?! ]
April 26th, 2006
The Industry Task Force II On 2,4-D Research Data
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
According to The Industry Task Force II On 2,4-D Research Data, this is a MYTH !
Here are some facts ―
2,4-D is registered for use in over 100 countries.
The most recent country to approve its continued sale and use was Sweden in 2011.
In some countries, the market size or product use restrictions do not warrant the cost of maintaining registrations.
The European Commission, conducted a major re-evaluation of 2,4-D which was completed in October 2001, concluding that 2,4-D was acceptable for continued registration in all European member countries.
2,4-D — 2006 08 16 — LAWN AND TURF USES OF 2,4-D — RE-EVALUATION NOTE — PMRA — HEALTH CANADA ( Reference )
2,4-D — 2006 04 26 — REVIEWS BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY & WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONFIRM 2,4-D NOT A HEALTH RISK — THE INDUSTRY TASK FORCE II ON 2,4-D RESEARCH DATA ( Reference )
√ FACTS About 2,4-D Herbicide
√ FACT — 2,4-D Is Scientifically-Safe & Will Cause NO Harm
√ FACT — 2,4-D Has Been Used For The Control Of Broad-Leaved Weeds In The Urban Landscape Since 1946
√ FACT — 2,4-D Has A 70-Year Unblemished Safety Record Regarding Long-Term Risk To Health
√ FACT — The Toxicity Of 2,4-D Is NOT Very High Since It Is Equivalent To Table Salt
√ FACT — Scientific Research Shows, As Reported Through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ( EPA’s ) & Health Canada’s Vast Toxicology Database, That NO Harm Will Occur When Pest Control Products Like 2,4-D Are Used According To Label Directions
√ FACT — Furthermore, EPA Has Stated That 2,4-D Is NOT Classifiable As To Human Carcinogenicity
√ FACT — Despite The Invalid Claims Of Fanatжcal-Activists, NO Regulatory Body In The World Classifies 2,4-D As A Human Carcinogen
√ FACT — To Evaluate The Full Body Of Scientific Evidence In Favour Of 2,4-D, It Is Suggested Too Look At The Industry Task Force II On 2,4-D Research Data
√ FACT — Leading Scientific Expert Dr Katherine Von Stackelberg Studied 2,4-D & Concluded That The Combined Evidence Indicates It Is HIGHLY IMPLAUSIBLE That Exposure To 2,4-D And/Or MCPA Are Associated With A Risk Of Developing NHL [ Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ] Or Other Lymphohematopoietic Cancers
√ FACT — Leading Scientific Experts, Like Dr Katherine Von Stackelberg, Say They Would NOT Hesitate To Let Their Children Play On A Lawn Where Lawn Care Products Have Been Used As Long As The Products Were Applied According To Label Directions
√ FACT — According To Another Leading Expert, Dr James S Bus, There Is NO Evidence That Common Lawn Herbicides Like 2,4-D Cause Cancer Or Any Health Problems In Children
√ FACT — Dr Bus Has Also Stated That There Is NO Regulatory Agency In The World That Regards Pest Control Products Like 2,4-D As A Threat To Children’s Health
√ FACT — According To Yet Another Leading Expert, Mr William Jordan, Deputy Director, Office Of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), Parents DO NOT Need To Worry As Long As A Pest Control Product Like 2,4-D Is Used Correctly.
√ FACT — The EPA Has Spent A Lot Of Time Looking At Products Like 2,4-D, & Has Concluded That It Is SAFE FOR KIDS
2,4-D does NOT cause cancer.
Regulatory agencies, like U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada, have conduct exhaustive risk assessments to evaluate the human health and environmental impacts of 2,4-D.
It is widely recognized that these regulatory agencies are leading world authorities on toxicology, exposure, and epidemiology.
Currently-used pest control products, like 2,4-D, have been tested in more ways than virtually any other set of substances.
The general standard for validating the registration of a pest control product is that there are NO unreasonable adverse effects to humans or the environment when the product is used according to label directions.
2,4-D herbicide plays a valuable role in protecting and enhancing lawns, gardens, public parks, playing ﬁelds, lakes, and ponds for public enjoyment.
2,4-D herbicide has been evaluated in multiple life-time animal bioassays that have demonstrated that the herbicide is NOT a carcinogen.
Additionally, American Cancer Society estimates that 60 to 70 per cent of cancer deaths in 2012 will be related to over-weight or obesity, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and smoking.
Life-style choices are clearly more harmful than pest control products.
2,4-D herbicide is scientifically safe and will cause NO harm.
REPORTS, BLOGS, WEB-PAGES, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, & SLIDE SHOW
2,4-D — EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS ( Web-Page )
2,4-D — REFERENCES, REPORTS, BLOGS, & LABELS ( Web-Page )
2,4-D — THE INDUSTRY TASK FORCE II ON 2,4-D RESEARCH DATA REVISED WEB-SITE ( Reports )
2,4-D — CHEMICALS EVALUATED FOR CARCINOGENIC POTENTIAL BY U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Report )
2,4-D — LESS TOXIC THAN TABLE SALT ( Reports )
2,4-D — 65-YEAR UNBLEMISHED SAFETY RECORD ( Letter to the Editor )
2,4-D — SINCE 1983, 2,4-D IS FREE OF DIOXINS ( Letter to the Editor )
2,4-D — NO REGULATORY BODY IN THE WORLD CLASSIFIES 2,4–D AS CARCINOGEN ( Report )
2,4-D — THE MOST STUDIED CHEMICAL EVER — MR HOWARD MAINS ( Report )
2,4-D — PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE NOT THE LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER — DR LEONARD RITTER ( Blog )
2,4-D — WE NEED RATIONAL DISCUSSION ABOUT PESTICIDES, WITHOUT RHETORIC — DR JOSEPH A SCHWARTZ ( Blog )
2,4-D — ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( EPA ) SAYS 2,4-D « SAFE FOR KIDS » — WILLIAM JORDAN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR ( Report With Video Recording, 0 Min 33 Sec )
2,4-D — NO EVIDENCE THAT 2,4-D CAUSES CANCER OR ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN — DR JAMES S BUS — DR KEITH R SOLOMON ( Blog )
2,4-D — MANITOBA PESTICIDE BAN DEMONSTRATES ABSENCE OF EXPERTISE — DR JAMES S BUS ( Report )
2,4-D — PROPER USE OF LAWN CARE PRODUCTS ARE NOT A HEALTH THREAT — DR KATHERINE VON STACKELBERG ( Report )
2,4-D — IMPLAUSIBLE CARCINOGENIC OUTCOMES — DR KATHERINE VON STACKELBERG ( Reports )
2,4-D — QUEBEC PROHIBITION IRREFUTABLY INVALIDATED ( Report )
2,4-D — CANADIAN PAEDIATRIC SOCIETY & DISCREDITED ARTICLE BY LUNATЖC MEG SEARS ( Blog )
2,4-D — ONLY BAD SCIENCE LINKS 2,4-D TO CANCER — HEALTH CANADA’S PEST MANAGEMENT REGULATORY AGENCY SYSTEM IS SCIENCE-BASED ( Report )
2,4-D — COMPREHENSIVE & EXPENSIVE REVIEW OF 2,4-D — FIRE ALL HEALTH CANADA SCIENTISTS ?!?! ( Report )
2,4-D — BIRTH & DEVELOPMENT OF 2,4-D — DR R MILTON CARLETON — DR BRUCE N AMES ( Report )
2,4-D — UPDATE ON 2,4-D — ONTARIO VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION ( Slide Show )
√ FACTS Proving That Pest Control Products Are Scientifically-Safe
NORAHG is the sworn enemy of lying, pompous, smug, uneducated, & pesticide-hating enviro-fanatжcs. Overwhelming scientific evidence clearly demonstrates that pest control products are scientifically-safe, and will not cause harm to children, adults, animals, or the environment. ( See links below. )
√ FACT — Pesticides Are Less Lethal To Humans Than Caffeine — LINK
√ FACT — Yes, You Are Definitely Ingesting Pesticides, But Here’s Why It’s Not A Problem — LINK
√ FACT — Children Are Not At Risk From Pesticides — Dangerous Playing Surfaces Are Created By #@!!% Pesticide Bans — LINK
√ FACT — Pest Control Products Are Safe For Kids — Slide Show — LINK
√ FACT — Chemicals Are Evaluated For Carcinogenic Potential By Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) — LINKS
√ FACT — Pesticides Are Evaluated As Acceptable For Continued Registration By Health Canada — LINK
√ FACT — Our Children Are Safe When Pesticide Bans Are Stopped — There Are Real Trends AGAINST Pesticide Bans — LINK
√ FACT — Pest Control Products Have Been Tested In More Ways Than Virtually Any Other Set Of Substances — The Industry Task Force II On 2,4-D Research Data — LINKS
√ FACT — Pesticides Are Safe — LINKS
√ FACT — Pesticides Are Health Canada Approved — Listen To Mr Lindsay Hanson From The Pest Management Regulatory Agency — LINK
√ FACT — There Is No Direct Proof Pesticides Cause Cancer — Canadian Cancer Society — LINK
√ FACT — REAL Experts Speak Out Against The Conspiracy To Impose Reckless & Arbitrary Prohibition Against Conventional Pest Control Products — LINK
WE SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT 2,4-D HERBICIDE FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE !
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Not surprisingly, enviro-fanatжcs have demonstrated that they are incapable of processing overwhelming scientific evidence. Should we trust these fanatжcs, who conveniently ignore scientific evidence, and attempt to impose their politicized-doctrines and twisted life-style choices against our society ?!?!
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√ FACT — With A Scheer Conservative Victory In The 2019 Canadian Federal Election, There Will Be NO National Prohibition Against Pest Control Products — LINK
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