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Niger - Final Regulatory Action
Dieldrin CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 2,7:3,6-Dimethanonaphth[2,3-b]oxirene, 3,4,5,6,9,9-hexachloro-1a,2,2a,3,6,6a,7,7a-octahydro-, (1a.alpha.,2.beta.,2a.alpha.,3.beta.,6.beta.,6a.alpha.,7

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:

All uses in Niger

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The reason for the ban and for the strict regulation of dieldrin, for its rapid transformation in the environment and the human body, for its high toxicity in humans and animals and for its persistence in the environment and bioaccumulation in the food chain.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Bioaccumulation in the food chain. Very toxic to humans. Persistant

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

The product is not used in Niger.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Persistant in the environment. Rapidly transformed in the environment. High toxicity in a number of animals. Very toxic to fish. Carcinogenic in rats and rabbits

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 08/07/1999