FAQs - Environmental Safety
A. No. Extensive long-term field studies confirm—and governments and regulatory authorities, worldwide, agree—that normal uses of paraquat in accordance with the clear label instructions do not cause an unacceptable environmental impact. These studies have shown that:
- Paraquat is inactive in soil
- Paraquat cannot travel through soil
- Paraquat does not contaminate ground water
- Paraquat is not hazardous to fish in normal use
- Paraquat poses no risk to domestic or farm animals
- Paraquat poses no significant hazard to wildlife
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A. No, paraquat is not PIC listed.
PIC (Prior Informed Consent) relates to crop protection products (and other chemicals), which have been banned or severely restricted to protect human health or the environment, and to severely hazardous pesticide formulations out of concern for conditions of use in developing countries. PIC provides countries with information in the form of Decision Guidance Documents (DGDs) on pesticides and chemicals. Designated National Authorities of importing countries are required to assess the potential risks associated with continued importation of these pesticides and chemicals.