Prohibited products

A 1994 amendmend of the Chemicals Act made it possible to ban the import, sales and use of plant protection products considered particularly health hazardous or particularly damaging to the environment.

On the same occasion the Danish Parliament passed an Act banning the use of pesticides containing seven different active ingredients, among others atrazine.

Procedure for banning plant protection products

A procedure for banning products was also adopted eliminating appeal of decisions to the Environmental Appeal Board. Instead the Danish EPA consults an external expert who gives opinions on the agency’s evaluation of the plant protection product.

In addition, an inventory of the different consequences of banning pesticides to the cultivation of crops is prepared. Before the minister of Environment makes the final decision, the Pesticide Advisory Council and the Committee on Environment in the Danish Parliament will give its opinion on the matter.

The list of bans

Active substances which must not be used in Denmark in pesticides or groups thereof

Plant protection products

2,4-D (all autumn applications and spring applications depositing more than 100 g/year of active substance/ha on the soil surface)
atrazin
captan (see Note 1)
cyanazin
dazomet (for soil disinfection) (see Note 2)
deltamethrin (for outdoor use) (see Note 1)
diazinon (for outdoor use) (see Note 2)
dichlobenil (see Note 2)
dichlorprop (all autumn applications and spring applications depositing more than 60 g/year of active substance/ha on the soil surface)
dichlorprop-P (all autumn applications and spring applications depositing more than 60 g/year of active substance/ha on the soil surface)
dichlorvos (see Note 1)
diquat (see Note 1)
fenarimol (see Note 1)
guazatin (see Note 1)
hexazinon
iprodione (see Note 1)
isoproturon (see Note 3)
lindane
Maleic hydrazide (as potassium salt) (see Note 2)
MCPA (all autumn applications and spring applications depositing more than 100 g/year of active substance/ha on the soil surface)
mechlorprop (all autumn applications and spring applications depositing more than 100 g/year of active substance/ha on the soil surface)
mechlorprop-P (all autumn applications and spring applications depositing more than 100 g/year of active substance/ha on the soil surface)
paraquat
propachlor
Propineb (see Note 5)
thiabendazol (for outdoor use)
thiophanat-methyl 2 (as spray)
thiram (except for dressing of beet and sugar beet seeds, seed potato and seed crop sown indoor and intended for planting out, dip coating of flower bulbs and spraying of decorative plants with emulsion) (see Note 1)
trifluralin (see Note 1)
vinclozolin (see Note 1)
ziram (see Note 2)

Biocides

dichlorvos4 (aginst insects)
bis (tributyltin)oxide4 (against fungus attacking wood)

Notes

1) The decision was made with reference to the following plant protection products:

captan: Capidol flydende, KVK Captan Flowable og Captan 83
deltamethrin: Decis 2,5 EC, Decis Micro, Inter.Deltamethrin, IT-Deltamethrin, LFS Deltamethrin
dichlorvos: Vapona 50
diquat: Reglone
fenarimol: Rubigan 12 EC
guazatine: Panoctine 30, Panoctine Aqua, Panoctine Plus, Panoctine Plus S, Premis Geta
iprodione: Rovral Flo, Rovral Aqua, Rapsodi, Granit Or, Rovral 50 WP, Inter-Iprodion
thiram: DLG Thiram 80 (for spraying), KVK Thiram 80, KVK Thiram F, KVK Thiram F Bejdse (for seed dressing of pea, cababage, bean, rape) KVK Svovl Thiram (for fruitfarming) Midol Svovl Thitam Emulsion,
trifluralin: Treflan, Treflan Plus, Devrinol Kombi, KVK Trifluralin 480, Inter-Trifluralin 480, DLG Trifluralin, JBC Trifluralin 480 D, Ekspert, IT-Trifluralin, PLK Trifluralin 48
vinclozolin: Ronilan FL, Ronilan DF

2) The decision was made with reference to the following plant protection products, cf. Statutory Order from the Ministry of Environment and Energy no. 790 of 30 August 1996 (repealed, cf. Statutory Order No. 824 of 23 July 2004 on the amendment of Annex 1, List A, in the Chemicals Act):

dazomet: Basamid Granulat
diazinon: Basudin 10 Granilat, Basudin 25 Emulsion
dichlobenil: Casoron G, EK Total Strø, Inter-Dichlobenil, LFS Dichlobenil, Prefix G, Prefic Garden
maleic hydrazine Antergon MH 180
thiophanat-methyl: Topsin M, Topsin F1
ziram: AAprotect

3) The decision was made with reference to the following plant protection products, cf. Danish EPA Statutory order no. 189 of March 22, 1999, (repealed, see Note 2):

isoproturon: Arelon Fl E, Bison, DLG Isoproturone, Doublet, GK Isoproturone, Graminon 500 SC, INTER-Isoproturon 500, INTER-Isoproturon, INTER-IPU 83 DRY, INTER-IPU 500 SC, Isoguard, Isoproturon 500 SC, IT-Isoproturon 500, IT-IPU, LFS Isoproturon, LFS Isoproturon 500, KVK Isoproturon, ND Isoproturon 500 FL, Quintil 500, Stefes Isoproturon 700, Tolkan, Tolkan Pro.

4) The decision which was notified in accordance with Directive 98/34/EC, codifying the information procedure of Directive 83/189/EEC, was made with reference to the following biocides:

dichlorvos: Vapona Strip
bis(tributyltin)oxid: Sigmatox Grundingsolie, Vascol 2159, Vascol 2158, Vascol 2157, Vascol 2151, Konvac vacuum impregnating liquid 6106-2000, Intra Grundingsolie, Solignum Grundingsolie, ColVac Høj, Col-Vac Lav and Bridex 20.

5) The decision was made with reference to the following plant protection product:

probineb Antracol MN