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Suriname - Final Regulatory Action
Dieldrin CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 2,7:3,6-Dimethanonaphth[2,3-b]oxirene, 3,4,5,6,9,9-hexachloro-1a,2,2a,3,6,6a,7,7a-octahydro-, (1a.alpha.,2.beta.,2a.alpha.,3.beta.,6.beta.,6a.alpha.,7

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 uses banned

Pesticide use or uses that remain allowed:


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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The decree Negative list prohibits the import of this chemical. The Pesticide Law (2005) prohibits import, storage and use of this chemical.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Although humans do not eat many of the birds from the rice fields, most species of fish are eaten; therefore the pesticide levels could pose a serious threat. Also the application in the field could pose a threat to the environment and the humans in the area.

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

A reduction in levels of Endrin in rice fields and surrounding nature.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

see ''Evaluation of risk''

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 24/02/2005