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

Chemical name: 4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-

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:

Totally banned chemical: Registration, production, importation, sale and uses are prohibited by Pesticides Supervision Board, Resolution of July 1976 under the Pesticide Control Act 1968.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Dermal and inhalation exposure cause central nervous system effects. Chlordane is genotoxic and suspected of having carcinogenic potential. Chlordane is genotoxic

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

To protect human health and the environment. Exposure of the general public through food, water and air have been eliminated following the banned control measures

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

The half life of chlordane in soil is high. Chlordane is relatively immobile in the environment. It is highly toxic to fresh water fishes and birds. The biomagnification of chlordane in the environment can result in bioaccumulation in exposed organisms and possible biomagnification in the food chain

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

Protection of the environment

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 11/07/1976