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Gambia - Final Regulatory Action
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Chemical name: 1H-Isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, 3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-2-[(1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethyl)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 uses.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The chemical already designated as a PIC chemical. (Part IV of the national pesticide regulations of 1994 empowers the Board not to register any pesticide that is banned or severely restricted by other countries unless the importer provides sufficient proof that the product can be more safely handled in The Gambia.)
The Product not being used in The Gambia
The toxicity nature of the product (based on information obtained from literature, Decision Guidance Documents (DGDs)
Dangers and hazards recorded in other countries
Lack of adequate capacity to manage and use the product, in the country
Existence of less hazardous alternatives.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Workers who would be exposed to the product have low level of awareness and therefore high potentials of misure.

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

Reduction of health risks and therefore reduction in health budget.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Potentials of environmental contamination especially water bodies.

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

Reduced expenditure in proper disposal of waste product.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 17/02/1997