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Japan - Final Regulatory Action
Heptabromodiphenyl ether (heptaBDE) CAS number:
207122-16-5, 68928-80-3
Date circular:

Chemical name: Benzene, 1,1'-oxybis-, heptabromo derivative

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Banned

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All uses

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: Yes

Summary of the final regulatory action:

This chemical is designated as Class I Specified Chemical Substances. It is prohibited to manufacture, import or use this chemical substance.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Human health

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

This chemical is persistent, highly bio-accumulative and has long-term toxicity to humans.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to human health:

Reduction of human exposure to this substance as its use is phased out.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/04/2010