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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
Lindane (gamma-HCH) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-, (1.alpha.,2.alpha.,3.beta.,4.alpha.,5.alpha.,6.beta.)-

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 Lindane and isomers 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 their 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 by ingestion. Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin. Harmful to breastfed children.

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

Eliminating exposure to this pesticide and consequently reducing risks to 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