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China - Final Regulatory Action
Methyl parathion CAS number:
298-00-0
Date circular:
12/12/2019

Chemical name: O,O-Dimethyl O-4-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate

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:

Prohibition of the production, circulation and use of methyl-parathion and other four highly toxic pesticides.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

To ensure the quality and safety of agricultural products, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) approved the decision to prohibit the production, circulation and use of methyl-parathion and other four highly toxic pesticides.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

No information.

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

Reduction of exposure risk from the use of plant protection products containing parathion-methyl.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

No information.

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

Reduction of exposure risk to the environment (e.g. birds, mammals and aquatic organisms) from the use of plant protection products containing parathion-methyl.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 09/01/2008