Ministry releases list of banned pesticides in UAE

The first lists prohibited pesticides, the second, restricted pesticides, and the third, severely restricted pesticides.

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The Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid bin Fahad, has issued a decree updating a list of pesticides that are banned or restricted.

The list includes 359 pesticides that have been evaluated based on European standards, and the criteria issued by international organizations, as well as methods of their use, degree of severity and toxicity to humans and animals, and harmful impact on the environment.

The pesticides have been placed in three categories. The first lists prohibited pesticides, the second, restricted pesticides, and the third, severely restricted pesticides.

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