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Alar

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will secure from the United States Environmental Protection Agency the evidence which led the agency to ban the use of the apple spray Alar on the grounds of its health damaging properties.

We have the EPA's published review document, all the relevant studies cited therein, and all the raw test data provided by the registrant.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which countries exporting apples to the United Kingdom do not allow the use of Alar.

Daminozide, the active ingredient of the pesticide product Alar is not approved for use in Italy and its approval has been withdrawn in the United States following the voluntary cancellation of its registration for food crop uses by the manufacturer.