On 1 December 2014, 19 High Toxic Pesticides will be restricted in Shandong Province of China

Original Article from CIRS

Recently, Shandong Provincial Agricultural Department publishes Administrative Measures on Restricted Distribution and Usage of Highly Toxic Pesticides in Shandong Province (hereinafter referred to as Administrative Meansures), which will enter into force on 1 December 2014. High toxic pesticides cannot be sold, distributed and used in below areas: the production areas for characteristic agricultural products (e.g. vegetables, fruits, tea and medicinal herbs), the drinking water conservation areas, the scenic spots, the nature reserve, the wildlife centralized habitats and other important areas determined by local government.

It is reported that there are in total 19 high toxic pesticides will be restricted, including phorate, isofenphos-methyl, carbofuran, aldicarb, ethoprophos, methomyl, omethoate, isocarbophos, endosulfan, methidathion, methyl bromide, aluminium phosphide, chloropicrin, cholecalciferol, sosium diphacinone, warfarin, coumatetralyl, bromadiolone, brodifacoum.

In accordance with this Administrative Measures, beyond the restricted areas, the 19 high toxic pesticides shall be distributed in fixed areas and be purchased with real buyer name identified. Meanwhile, only identified distributors are allowed to sell these 19 pesticides.

When purchasing high toxic pesticides, individual will be required to show his/her personal identity or other valid certificates, and explain the purpose. The distributors shall not provide these high toxic pesticides to underage.

In the meantime, the distributors should recycle the containers and packaging materials of high toxic pesticides. Meanwhile, the end-lift containers and packaging materials should be delivered to and disposed by local Agriculture Administrative Departments.

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