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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
Carbon tetrachloride CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Methane, tetrachloro-

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 Carbon Tetrachloride is totally banned

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:


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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Art. 1 - Registration is prohibited by the National Program of Plant Health, 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), Chlordimeform (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:

R40: possible carcinogenic effects
R23/24/25: Toxic if inhaled or ingested and by skin contact
R48/23: Toxic: risk of severe effects to health by prolonged exposure if inhaled.
Carc. (Cat. 2): Carcinogenicity

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