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Bulgaria - Final Regulatory Action
Fluoroacetamide CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Acetamide, 2-fluoro-

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 are banned for use.

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:

It is prohibited to production, use and place on the market all plant protection products containing Fluoroacetamide according to annual adopted list of active ingredients banned for use in plant protection products under the lant Protection Act. The chemical is designated as a PIC chemical. (Annex I of the Regulation on the import and export of certain dangerous chemicals on the Bulgarian territory). The import and use of the chemical for research or laboratory purposes in quantities less than 10 kg are allowed.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

This material is super toxic; probable oral lethal dose in humans is less than 5 mg/kg, or a taste (less than 7 drops) for a 150 lb person. Chemically inhibits oxygen metabolism by cells with critical damage occurring to the heart, brain, and lungs resulting in heart failure, respiratory arrest, convulsions, and death. It emits very toxic fumes of fluorine containing compounds and nitrogen oxides when heated to decomposition.

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

Decrease of hazards and risks to human health.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Main effects are on non-target wildlife, since many types of animals may consume bait or prey on sick or dead animals. The compound is highly toxic to most animals except frogs and toads. Dogs and cats are very susceptible to direct poisoning but barn owls, buzzards, black kites and some reptiles have been found to be resistant.

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

To avoid and reduce exposure, hazards and risks of the chemical to the environment.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/01/2004