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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
Heptachlor CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 1,4,5,6,7,8,8-heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-

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:

Use of Heptachlor is strictly forbidden

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 - Register of the following pesticides is prohibited by the National Plant Health Program, as harmful to health, and manufacture, commercialization or use 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, Mercury and Lead Compounds, Carbon Tetrachloride, Leptophos, Heptachlor, Chlorobenzilate.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Toxic in contact with the skin and if swallowed. Possible carcinogenic effects 2B. Hazard of cumulative effects.

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

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Not relevant

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