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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
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Chemical name: 1,1'-(2,2,2-trichloroethylidene)bis[4-chloro-benzene]

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category:

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Banned

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

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, in several countries, of the following pesticides has been prohibited: 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:

R25: Toxic if swallowed. R48/25: Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed. R40: Possible carcinogenic effects Carc. (Cat. 2): Carcinogenicity STOT repe. (Cat. 1): Specific toxicity to target organs (repeated exposures)

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