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Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Final Regulatory Action
Aldrin CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 1,4:5,8-Dimethanonaphthalene, 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-, (1.alpha.,4.alpha.,4a.beta.,5.alpha.,8.alpha.,8a.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:

All formulations and uses are banned

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The substance is banned for use, import, production and transport by Pesticides Supervision Board. Resolution of 11 July 1976 under the "Pesticide Control Act" 1968.
Condition for emergency cases: Permission from Ministry of Agriculture

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Aldrin is highly toxic to human beings. Applicators and worker are potentially subject to both dermal and inhalation exposure to aldrin. The substance is readily absorbed through skin. Exposure to aldrin can lead to acute convulsive intoxication

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

Protection of human health and environment. Because of its persistence and bioaccumulation, exposure to the general population and environment can be ceased by prohibiting use

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

It is highly toxic to birds, to fish, to crustaceans and to bees. Biomagnification is high in fish and snails. It persists for years

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

Protection of ecosystems.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/06/1982