In February 2000, the APVMA released the Final review report on parathion. The APVMA was not satisfied that the continued use of parathion products would not pose an undue hazard to humans or the environment or unduly prejudice Australian trade.
The APVMA was also not satisfied that the conditions of registration and approvals for parathion products could be varied to meet the current requirements for continued registration.
In the final review, the APVMA recommended:
- cancelling all registrations and relevant approvals for parathion products, with effect from February 2000
- cancelling the maximum residue limits (MRLs) for parathion, with effect from 30 June 2001
- cancelling active constituent approval and its importation, with effect from 11 June 1999.
The APVMA’s concerns about parathion ethyl remain and it will not consider the registration of any product containing parathion ethyl unless all the concerns identified in the review are fully addressed.