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KEY REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 – Information on and submissions to the Senate Committee Inquiry can be found here.

Preliminary Review Findings (Environment) Part 1: 2,4-D Esters | APVMA | Apr 2006 – The APVMA’s first report on 2,4-D Esters. [PDF 755Kb]

Annex to Preliminary Review Findings (Environment) Part 1: 2,4-D Esters | APVMA | Jul 2013 – The APVMA follow up on 2,4-D Esters. [PDF 1.35Kb]

Impurities in Pesticides: A Neglected Source of Contemporary Relevance | 2012 – Study on impurities by Associate Professor Caroline Gaus – National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (UQ). [PDF 1.75Kb]

Agricultural (Pesticides) Product Sales for 2011-12 Financial Year | The APVMA Gazette | 12 Feb 2013 – See page 18 of Gazette No. 3 for pesticides sales information provided to the APVMA. [PDF 805kb]

Chemicals and Plastics Regulation: ‘Regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemical products’ | Productivity Commission | Aug 2008 – Chapter 8 of the Productivity Commission report. [PDF 112 Kb]

Overview of the toxic effects of 2,4-D | Sierra Club | Jan 2005 – Despite industry efforts claiming the safety of this chemical, there is a large body of evidence indicating major health effects, from cancer to immunosuppression, reproductive damage to neurotoxicity. This paper aims to provide an overview of the scientific body of evidence demonstrating the toxic effects of 2,4-D. [PDF 40Kb]

Short Report of the Expert Medical Panel to Evaluate Recommendations of The Kimberley Chemical Use Review | Feb 2004– The Panel asked for an independent and thorough review of all the scientific research available about the human health effects of 2,4,5-T, 2,4-D and TCDD, including symptoms, illness and death. Read the Panel’s findings. [PDF 60Kb]

IUPAC Technical Report | International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry | 2003 – Significance of impurities in the safety evaluation of crop protection products. [PDF 485kB]

Literature Review on the Human health effects associated with exposure to the herbicides 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D, and dioxins | WA Dept of Health | Aug 2003 – Final report by Professor Gaus, et al. [PDF 1.5Mb]

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

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