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Thailand - Final Regulatory Action
Endosulfan CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 6,9-Methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin, 6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-, 3-oxide

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Pesticide

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

Other formulations were prohibited except capsule suspension (CS) formulation.

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:

CS formulation is registered for use in cotton only

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Endosulfan in formulations other than Suspension (CS) has been prohibited for import, production, having in possession and use as agricultural pesticide.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Endosulfan as EC and GR formulations are very highly toxic to fish and other aquatic lives. They had been registered for use in field crops but they were misused to kill Golden apple Snail in the paddy field.

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

Reduce misuse of endosulfan. (In the past, farmers used for controlling Golden Apple Snail in paddy field. It did not kill only snail but also killed other aquatic organisms).

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 19/10/2004