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Popular hazardous substances topics

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Read about issues and developments in hazardous substances that are topical right now.​​​

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Recent HS decisions

All hazardous substances that are imported or manufactured in New Zealand require approval. Read about recent application decisions.

Learn about glyphosate

Glyphosate is perhaps the most common herbicide world-wide. The EPA has set controls to manage its risks.

1080 annual reports

See the results of reviews on the use of 1080 in controlling pests in New Zealand.

1080 control

Find out more about the use and control of 1080 in New Zealand and the EPA's regulatory role.

Protect our pollinators

Learn more about wise use of insecticides in your garden.


Triclosan is a chemical used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and can be found in cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products and paints.

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