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Latvia - Final Regulatory Action
Polychlorinated Terphenyls (PCTs) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Terphenyl, chlorinated

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Banned

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

Shall not be used. However, use of equipment, installations, and fluids which were in service on 30 Jun 1986 shall continue to be permitted until they are disposed of or reach the end of their service life:
(a) closed-system electrical equipment transformers, resistors and inductors
(b) large condensers (>1 kg total weight)
(c) small condensers
(d) heat transmitting fluids in closed-circuit heat-transfer installations
(e) hydraulic fluids for underground mining equipment.

Use or uses that remain allowed:

No use, except those mentioned above, is allowed.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Shall not be used. Certain exception apply.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Danger of cumulative effects

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Very toxic to aquatic organisms. May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/01/2001