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Uruguay - Final Regulatory Action
Carbofuran CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 2,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethylbenzofuran-7-yl methylcarbamate

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

Concentrated suspension formulation for use in potato, pepper and tomato crops.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:

5% Granulated, insecticide nematicide, uses in potato, tomato, tobacco, corn sorgo, rice.
concentrated suspension restricted use for bird control (cotorrita) (myiopsitta monachus)

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Prohibited importation, registration and renewal of plant protection products of carbofuran concentrated suspension for use in potatoes, tomato and pepper crops.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Highly dangerous (WHO) and highly toxic (EPA), toxic because cholinesterase inhibitor.

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

Protection of workers, environment (ecological risk) and diverted use

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Moderate solubility in water, very high mobility in soil, low volatilization and bioaccumulation, mobile in soils with stable organic matter, persistent in water. may contaminate surface and underground waters (EPA). highly toxic for bees, extremely toxic for birds, very toxic for fish.

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

Decrease environmental pollution reducing impact for fauna and beneficial animals

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 15/12/2016