Nov. 23, 2018
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has issued the re-evaluation project plan for the insect repellent, p-Menthane-3,8 diol.
The active ingredient p-Menthane-3,8-diol is a synthetic analogue of a compound derived from the lemon eucalyptus plant. It is registered as a skin-applied personal insect repellent against mosquitos and blackflies. As of 16 October 2018, a total of three products containing p-Menthane-3,8-diol are registered in Canada, including one technical grade active ingredient and two domestic-class end-use products.
The PMRA has identified the need for the technical registrant to provide data for p-Menthane-3,8-diol related to chemistry, toxicology and occupational and/or bystander exposure. Available data have been submitted to the PMRA.
Currently, a proposed re-evaluation decision for p-Menthane-3,8-diol is anticipated to be published for consultation by October 2020. The re-evaluation timeline may be updated if, during the risk assessment, the PMRA identifies additional areas of focus that should be considered.