Proposal not to place glyphosate under formal reconsideration

This consultation closed on 30 December 2016

Consultation period

30 September 2016 to 30 December 2016

Following a comprehensive scientific assessment process, the APVMA has published a proposed regulatory decision report for glyphosate, concluding that glyphosate does not pose a cancer risk to humans.

Concerns were raised about human exposure to glyphosate following its re-classification as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015.

The APVMA commissioned a review of the IARC monograph by the Department of Health, and also evaluated a number of recent international assessments of glyphosate conducted by international bodies and regulatory agencies.

We invite comment from 30 September 2016 to 30 December 2016 on the proposed regulatory decision.

The APVMA is able to consider comments relating to the scientific justification for the proposed regulatory position on glyphosate.

For more information see our glyphosate web page.

Please send your written submission by email, post or fax to:

Director, Chemical Review
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182

Facsimile: +61 2 6210 4776
Phone: +61 2 6210 4749

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