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Guyana - Final Regulatory Action
Mercuric dichloride CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Mercury chloride (HgCl2)

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:

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control (Prohibited Pesticides) Order No. 22 of 2006 made under the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Act 2000 (No. 13 of 2000) prohibits the importation, sale and use of Mercuric dichloride or any substance in any form containing Mercuric dichloride.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Toxic to man, aquatic organisms, and residues accumulate in the aquatic biota.

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

Reduce exposure to this chemical.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 10/10/2006