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Japan - Final Regulatory Action
Hexachlorocyclohexane, beta isomer CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-, (1.alpha.,2.beta.,3.alpha.,4.beta.,5.alpha.,6.beta.)-

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:

Agricultural 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.
This chemical is prohibited to sale and use as agricultural chemical.

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 bioaccumulative 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