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Trinidad and Tobago - Final Regulatory Action
HCH (mixed isomers) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-

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 & 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 HCH. 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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Possible oncogenic effects in combination with persistence and bioacumulation.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/07/2007

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