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Fact Sheet: What are dioxins? | CropLife Australia – Read some facts about dioxins. [PDF 130Kb]

National Residue Survey | Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – The National Residue Survey conducts tests on some of Australia’s food – but not all – and doesn’t test for all chemicals. There are three Australian standards for residues – maximum residue limits (MRLS), extraneous residue limits (ERLs) and maximum levels (MLs). The residue limits for some products may differ across countries because of “climate, geography, pests, diseases and products”. Read more.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants – The Convention is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It came into force on 17 May 2004, with Australia ratifying the Convention on 20 May 2004.

National Dioxins Program | Dept of Environment – The Australian Government announced the four year National Dioxins Program in 2001 to reduce dioxins and dioxin-like substances in the environment. A priority for the program was to improve our knowledge about dioxin levels in Australia.

A national strategy for weed management in Australia | Australian Weeds Committee | 2007 – The Australian Weeds Strategy is a vital part of Australia’s integrated approach to national biosecurity, and complements other existing and new national strategies. [PDF 2Mb]

What is 2,4-D? Frequently Asked Questions as answered by the 2,4-D Industry Task Force.

By Janine Cohen and Karen Michelmore | Updated July 23, 2013 10:47:00 | abc.net.au

 

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