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The Press: Fumigant danger to DNA

Peter Griffin posted in on January 27th, 2010.

Helen Murdoch of The Press reports on recent research showing that methyl bromide could have a damaging effect on DNA. The chemical, which is widely used in horticulture and to fumigate imports and log exports, is being reviewed by ERMA (the Environmental Risk Management Authority), who will determine whether it should continue to be used […]

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ERMA to reassess methyl bromide

Peter Griffin posted in on July 22nd, 2008.

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has decided to begin a reassessment of the fumigant methyl bromide – a process that will determine if it can continue to be used in New Zealand. Methyl bromide is a broad-spectrum fumigant that kills a wide range of pests, including soil-borne fungi, nematodes, weeds, insects, mites and rodents. Its […]

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