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Trinidad and Tobago - Final Regulatory Action
2,4,5-T and its salts and esters CAS number:
93-76-5 (*)
Date circular:

Chemical name: Acetic acid, (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)-

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Banned

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

This pesticide has not been registered for use in Trinidad and Tobago because
of its highly toxic nature. As a Result the pesticides and toxic chemicals control
board has prohibited the manufacture, importation, trade and use of 2,4,5-T. This
is in keeping with provisions under the pesticides and toxic Chemicals control
act 1979 and the pesticides regulations of 1987.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

2,4,5-T forms toxic contaminants such as 2,3,7,8-TCCD which has carcinogenic and
teratogenic properties.

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

To aid in more stringent regulatory control regarding the registration, importation
and use of this pesticide. To prevent the risk of exposure and poisoning by this

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

This pesticide is persistent and bio-accumulates it forms contaminants that are highly toxic to
aquatic organisms.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to the environment:

To prevent exposure, poisoning and contamination of aquatic life and the environment.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 21/05/1997

This notification did not meet the requirements of Annex I to the Convention.