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

Chemical name: O-(4-bromo-2,5-dichlorophenyl) O-methyl phenylphosphonothioate, Phosphonothioic acid, phenyl-, O-(4-bromo-2,5-dichlorophenyl) O-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:

Use of Leptophos is totally banned

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Art. 1 - Registration by the National Program of Plant Health is prohibited, as these pesticides are harmful for the human health; and the manufacture, marketing or use of the following pesticides has been prohibited, in several countries: Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, BHC, Campheclor (Toxaphene), Clordimeform (Galecron and Fundal), Chlordano, DDT, DBCP, Lindane, EDB, 2,4,5 T, Amitrole, Mercury 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:

Harm of severe irreversible effects if swallowed. Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, by inhalation). Chronic toxicity

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

The intended effect of the regulatory action is the elimination of the exposure to this pesticide and consequent health risks

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