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Malaysia - Final Regulatory Action
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Chemical name: 1H-Isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, 2-[(trichloromethyl)thio]-

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 technical grades of the pesticide.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:


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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Folpet will no longer be registered in Malaysia from 12 February 1998. All current registrants of folpet products are given 6 months from the date of this notice to withdraw all their products presently in the market

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Folpet may cause skin sensitization, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in man.

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

No serious implication is expected from this action since the relevant pests on most of the crops on which folpet is used can be controlled by alternatives which are already available. Furthermore, the demand for folpet in the country is relatively low as shown by import figures (folpet is not manufactured in the country).

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 12/08/1998