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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
Zineb CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Zinc, [[1,2-ethanediylbis[carbamodithioato]](2-)]-

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 of zineb.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:


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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The product was cancelled by Ministerial agreement Nr. 123 of 15 May 2001. It applies to all formulations containing Zineb, because it is harmful for the human health and its use has been banned in other countries.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Potential carcinogenic effects to the operators.

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

Ban the entrance of this pesticide in Ecuador to avoid potential harms to the health of all those persons involved in pesticides handling.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 24/04/2001