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Japan - Final Regulatory Action
Tetramethyl lead CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Plumbane, tetramethyl-

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide, Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All uses (since pesticide uses of this substance not causing damage to human health have not been verified, ban on pesticide use is imposed in order to protect human health).
All uses except below.

Use or uses that remain allowed:

Gasoline additive by the users stipulated by the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Restriction on manufacture import, sale, use, transfer and possession.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Since it is an organic compound, it causes very strong toxic actions and produces lead poisoning. It evaporates and is inhaled from nose and oral cavity.

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

Should result in reduced human exposure to this substance as its use is phased out.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/10/1955