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Peru - Final Regulatory Action
Dinitro-ortho-cresol (DNOC) and its salts (such as ammonium salt, potassium salt and sodium salt) CAS number:
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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:

Concentrated suspension. Registered uses of the chemical before adopting the measure: defoliant for deciduous fruit trees (apple trees, peach trees, vines, pear trees and cherry trees), post-emergent herbicide in apple trees, for the control of Chenopodium murale Linn. and Cenchrus echinatus L.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

A prohibition to register, import, locally manufacture, distribute, place on the market and use DNOC, in both commercial formulations and feedstock.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

DNOC is extremely toxic to humans. The symptoms of acute toxicity include profuse sweating, thirst, fatigue, lethargy, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, collapse, coma and yellowish-green pigmentation of the conjunctiva . Effects on the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system and the central nervous system have been observed in workers exposed to this chemical. Exposure to high levels of DNOC for short periods can cause convulsions, loss of consciousness and death. The ingestion of DNOC over lengthy periods can cause cataracts and skin rash.

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


Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

DNOC is slightly toxic to fish and toxic to bees. It is also highly phytotoxic.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to the environment:


Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 09/10/2000