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Hungary - Final Regulatory Action
Methyl-parathion (Emulsifiable concentrates (EC) at or above 19.5% active ingredient and dusts at or above 1.5% active ingredient) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Phosphorothioic acid, O,O-dimethyl O-(4-nitrophenyl) ester

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:

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Dust formulation is banned. The withdrawal of EC formulation is under procedure microcapsulated formulations are registered.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Beacuse of the dustability of products the risk of respiration is high, percutaneous toxicity is also high. Worker poisoning has occured. The evaluation of EC formulation is in progress.

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

the product could be replaced. Microcapsulated formulations are registered.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 03/11/1997

This notification did not meet the requirements of Annex I to the Convention.