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Canada - Final Regulatory Action
Ferbam CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Carbamodithioic acid, N,N-dimethyl-, iron(3+) salt (3:1), Iron, tris(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')-, (OC-6-11)-

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 registered formulations containing ferbam and all registered uses of this active ingredient are prohibited.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:

Not applicable.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Sale of Pesticides containing ferbam will be prohibited in Canada effective December 14, 2020. The use of products containing ferbam will be prohibited after December 14, 2021.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Based on the label directions of ferbam products that were registered at the time of the review, use of the pesticide ferbam posed a risk that was not found to be acceptable to workers handling ferbam products during mixing/loading and application, as well as when entering treated sites following application. An aggregate dietary risk assessment did not find exposure to ferbam from food and drinking water to be acceptable. Therefore, ferbam does not meet Health Canada's current standards for human health protection.

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

Reduction of risk from the use of pesticides containing ferbam.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 14/12/2018