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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
2,4,5-T and its salts and esters CAS number:
93-76-5 (*)
Date circular:

Chemical name: Acetic acid, (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)-

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 of 2,4,5-T are banned

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:

Not Relevant.

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: No

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Art. 1 - The National Plant Health Program prohibits registration as harmful to health, and manufacture, commercialization and use of the following pesticides have been prohibited in several countries: Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, BHC, Campheclor (Toxaphene), Chlordimeform (Galecron and Fundal), Chlordano, DDT, DBCP, Lindane, EDB, 2,4,5-T, Amitrole, Mercure and Lead Compounds, Carbon Tetrachloride, Leptophos, Heptachloro, Chlorobenzilate.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

2,4,5-T is absorbed through the skin and mucosa and can cause irritation and burns, with the possibility of eye damage. By inhalation causes irritation to nose, throat and lungs.
Exposure to high concentrations of 2,4,5-T can cause muscle weakness, shortness of breath, tremors, seizures, and coma. Neurotoxic, teratogenic, is related to degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, exposure can develop chlorination, disorders in the lipid metabolism; and is hepatotoxic.

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

Eliminating exposure to this pesticide and consequently reducing risks to health.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 12/11/1992