Popular hazardous substances topics
Read about issues and developments in hazardous substances that are topical right now.
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All hazardous substances that are imported or manufactured in New Zealand require approval. Read about recent application decisions.
Glyphosate is perhaps the most common herbicide world-wide. The EPA has set controls to manage its risks.
See the results of reviews on the use of 1080 in controlling pests in New Zealand.
Find out more about the use and control of 1080 in New Zealand and the EPA's regulatory role.
Learn more about neonicotinoids and the use of these insecticides in New Zealand.
Triclosan is a chemical used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and can be found in cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products and paints.