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Ecuador - Final Regulatory Action
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 1,1'-Biphenyl, chloro derivs.

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:

All uses

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:

To prohibit the importation, formulation, manufacturing and final disposal in the national territory of the substances: polychlorinated biphenyls, pentachlorofenol, crocidolite, polybrominated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls and tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate on the basis that they cause environmental pollution and have toxic effects against the human health. The sectional authorities adn insitutions related with the appropriate chemical products management in coordination with the Environmental ministry those in charge of the control in thier competition being held to the national regulations of this agreement determine the procedures has established the terms for the definitive elimination of the suitable substances as forbidden.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Toxic to human health

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Cause environmental pollution

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/05/2001