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List: List of Prior Informed Consent Chemicals (United Nations)
Description
In 1989, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) introduced provisions for Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals in international trade. The purpose of the provisions was to protect countries from importing chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for health or environmental reasons.

The PIC list includes chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted in five or more countries. Acutely hazardous pesticides that may not have been banned or severely restricted in any country, but that are known to cause health or environmental problems, are also on the list. There are 31 chemicals currently subject to the interim PIC procedure. Among these chemicals are 21 pesticides, 5 industrial chemicals and 5 severely hazardous pesticide formulations.

In March 1998, a new international convention on dangerous chemicals and pesticides was adopted by 95 countries. The Rotterdam Convention requires that chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted in at least two countries shall not be exported unless explicitly agreed by the importing country. The convention will replace current voluntary PIC procedures and is expected to result in the addition of up to 50 chemicals to the PIC list in the future.

Reference
Interim Joint FAO/UNEP Secretariat. The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Substances Subject to the PIC Procedure.
http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/agpp/pesticid/pic/piclist.htm
 
List of Chemicals
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Chemical Name CAS Registry Number (or EDF Substance ID)
ALDRIN309-00-2
ASBESTOS(F) CROCIDOLITE12001-28-4
AZODRIN6923-22-4
BINAPACRYL485-31-4
BIPHENYL, HEXABROMO-36355-01-8
CAMPHECHLOR8001-35-2
CAPTAFOL2425-06-1
CHLORDANE57-74-9
CHLORDIMEFORM6164-98-3
CHLOROBENZILATE510-15-6
DDT50-29-3
DECABROMOBIPHENYL13654-09-6
1,2-DIBROMOETHANE106-93-4
DIELDRIN60-57-1
DINITROBUTYL PHENOL88-85-7
FLUOROACETAMIDE640-19-7
GAMMA-LINDANE58-89-9
HEPTACHLOR76-44-8
HEXACHLOROBENZENE118-74-1
1,2,3,4,5,6-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (MIXTURE OF ISOMERS)608-73-1
MERCURY COMPOUNDSEDF-033
METHAMIDOPHOS10265-92-6
METHYL PARATHION298-00-0
OCTABROMOBIPHENYL27858-07-7
PARATHION56-38-2
PENTACHLOROPHENOL87-86-5
PHOSPHAMIDON13171-21-6
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED TERPHENYLS61788-33-8
2,4,5-T93-76-5
TRIS(2,3-DIBROMOPROPYL) PHOSPHATE126-72-7

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