Fenamiphos is an organophosphorus insecticide and nematicide used in agriculture to control pests, particularly nematodes and sucking insects.
Status: review in progress
- The public consultation period for the fenamiphos preliminary review findings report is now closed.
Fenamiphos review process
In 1994 fenamiphos was nominated for review following reports of possible bird and fish poisonings involving the use of products containing fenamiphos. Additional reports of adverse experiences involved the potential for environmental contamination of groundwater and waterways, particularly due to leaching from the site of application.
In April 2003 the APVMA (formerly the NRA) began a review of fenamiphos because of concerns relating to public health, occupational health and safety, the environment, and residues in food.
In February 2013, the APVMA completed the assessments of the data provided for this review and released the preliminary review findings summarising the data evaluated.
Assessments undertaken for certain components of the fenamiphos review, particularly the environment and residues assessments, identified a basis for which a potential risk may exist (that is, a potentially unacceptable risk to the environment and/or a potentially unacceptable dietary risk to humans).
Insufficient and/or inadequate data were provided or available to the APVMA to refine its assessment of fenamiphos, or to enable APVMA to conclude that the Agvet tests are satisfied.
The APVMA will issue a final report once the assessment of all available data is completed.
Search the PUBCRIS database for registered products that contain fenamiphos.
Note: In the Active Constituent 1 field enter fenamiphos.
Search the PUBCRIS database for registered products that can be used for the same crops and pests as fenamiphos.
Note: In the Host Animal/Crop field enter the desired crop; in the Disease/Pest field enter the disease/pest.
Fenamiphos review archive
|Media release: Chemical regulator considers action on fenamiphos||February 2013|
|Gazette notice (page 19): Reconsideration of Approvals and Registrations Related to Fenamiphos (PDF, 623kb) | (RTF, 884kb)||February 2013|
|Gazette notice (page 21): Preliminary Review Findings Related to Approvals and Registrations of Fenamiphos (PDF, 623kb) | (RTF, 884kb)||February 2013|
Fenamiphos Preliminary Review Findings Report (five parts):
|Fenamiphos Review Scope Document (PDF, 50kb)||April 2003|
|Gazette notice: reconsideration of approvals and registrations for fenamiphos||April 2003|
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