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Norway - Final Regulatory Action
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Alkanes, C10-13, chloro, chlorinated paraffins with a chlorination degree of more than 48% by weight

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:

Practically all known uses

Use or uses that remain allowed:

Use for research and analytical purposes is still allowed.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Production, import, export, sale and use of SCCP in pure forrm, in preparation or in products containing >0.1% SCCP is prohibited.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

SCCP are very toxic to aquatic organisms, especially daphnids. They degrade slowly in the environment and have a high potential for bioaccumulation. Their negative long term effects in the aquatic environment, the risk of secondary poisening of predators through the food chain, and their potential for long range transport via air and water give rise to serious concerns.

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

Reduction of risk to the aquatic environment.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/01/2001