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Metiram: approval not renewed by EU

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

The European Commission has published its decision not to renew approval of the active substance metiram. This is due to concerns about potential adverse effects on human health, and high risks to the health of aquatic organisms. EU Member States will have to withdraw authorisations for products containing metiram. A review of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for dithiocarbamates, which include metiram, is under way.