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Norway - Final Regulatory Action
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Chemical name: 1H-Imidazole, 1-[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-(2-propenyloxy)ethyl]-

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

It is prohibited to use, stock and sell imazalil as an ordinary fungicide, that is for spraying.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:

Imazalil can still be used for seed treatment.

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: Yes

Summary of the final regulatory action:

It is prohibited to use imazalil for spraying. The substance is now only authorized as a seed dressing.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Imazalil is persistent in soil and has a high mobility in soil at pH-values below 6.

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

Reduced risk for ground water contamination and accumulation in the environment.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/01/1994

In 1994, the importer applied get imazalil authorized for spraying. This application, however, was rejected. Hence, it has never been allowed to use imazalil for spraying.