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Fluorine and organofluorine pesticides cited in the 1998 Swedish report: Examples of substances requiring particular attention.


1998 - The report, Examples of substances requiring particular attention, was issued by the Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate in collaboration with the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Swedish National Board of Occupational Safety and Health. NATIONAL CHEMICALS INSPECTORATE. Order No 510 622. Second, revised edition, 1998. Also available at: http://www.kemi.se/publikationer/obs_eng/OBS98.pdf

The following chemicals listed in this report are included in the the FAN pesticide list.
The grounds for selecting substances to the Observation List were chemical substances which fulfil at least one of the List’s selection criteria of danger to human health or the environment and at the same time occurred in Sweden in 1996 in chemical products in quantities exceeding 1 ton, according to the Chemicals Inspectorate’s Products Register.
  Danger to human health / Properties CAS No.

Number of preparations

(consumer prep. within brackets)

Preparation types

(import/manufacture
according to the Chemicals Inspectorate’s Products Register)
FAN information for pesticide use type

Cryolite

aluminum trisodium hexafluoride

High chronic toxicity 15096-52-3 29 (0) intermediates, raw material
binders
process regulators

 

Insecticide
(fluorine)

Boron trifluoride Very high acute toxicity 7637-07-2 < 5 intermediates, raw material Fumigant
1-chloro-1,1-difluoroethane

HCFC-142b
Dangerous for the ozone layer
75-68-3 < 5 blowing agents intermediates, raw material
cleaning agents

Solvent

EPA List 2 Inert

Chlorodifluoromethane

HCFC-22
Dangerous for the ozone layer 75-45-6 46 (10) refrigerants
jointing materials
blowing agents

Insecticide,
Fungicide,
Propellant

EPA List 2 Inert

Dichlofluanide Sensitising

Very high toxicity to aquatic organisms
1085-98-9 58 (29) paints, varnishes
preservatives
pesticides

Acaracide
(unclassified),

Fungicide (phenylsulfamide)

Dichlorodifluoromethane

CFC-12
Dangerous for the ozone layer 75-71-8 7 (1) refrigerants
jointing materials
cutting fluids

Insecticide,
Fungicide,
Propellant

EPA List 2 Inert

1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane

CFC-113
Dangerous for the ozone layer 76-13-1 6 (0) laboratory chemicals
lubricants
cleaning agents
EPA List 2 Inert

 

The substance listed below has been deleted from the previous Observation List since, according to the Chemicals Inspectorate’s Products Register, as it no longer occurs in quantities exceeding 1 ton.
- FAN information for pesticide use type
1,2-dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane CAS No. 76-14-2

Propellant

Former EPA List 2 Inert

 

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