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Guyana - Final Regulatory Action
HCH (mixed isomers) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-

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 formulation or preparation and all use prohibited.

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 mixed isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane or any substance in any form containing hexachlorocyclohexane.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Possible oncogenic effects in combination with persistence and bioaccumulation. Exposure to workers and other persons applying BHC was of concern.

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

Reduce exposure to chemical.

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