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Uruguay - Final Regulatory Action
Methomyl CAS number:
16752-77-5
Date circular:
12/12/2019

Chemical name: Ethanimidothioic acid, N-[[(methylamino)carbonyl]oxy]-, methyl ester

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 formulations, all uses.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

It is prohibited import, register and renewal of plant protection products containing METHOMYL

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

WHO CAT. 1B, very toxic by inhalation and contact, irritant to the eyes.
Re-entry time to the crop, 48 hours.
Mandatory use of mask and full protection equipment.
To enter treated storage rooms, use of autonomous breathing equipment is necessary.

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

Decrease risk for workers and consumers.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Highly toxic for bees, extremely toxic for birds, moderately toxic for fish

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

Less environment pollution decreasing the impact to benefic fauna

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