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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) database of completed chemical reviews includes (in some cases) detailed risk assessment reports addressing human health and the environment.
The APVMA has a Chemical Review Program that can reconsider the registration of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in the marketplace if potential risks to safety and performance have been identified. A review may be initiated when new research or evidence has raised concerns about the use or safety of a particular chemical or product.
Reviews may focus on one or more areas of concern including environmental safety, worker safety, public health, residues or trade, or less commonly, may consider product efficacy. The scope of a review is determined by the specific concerns about the chemical.
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The APVMA completed reviews database contains details of the final outcomes for reviewed pesticides or veterinary medicines. This may include consideration of new, or reconsideration of existing, data and an associated variation of selected endpoints.
The APVMA website (http://www.apvma.gov.au/) incorporates a search tool. Review reports are catalogued alphabetically (http://www.apvma.gov.au/products/review/a_z_reviews.php).
This contribution to the eChemPortal is maintained by the APVMA.
The review process typically involves extensive consultation with the public and industry.