updated 11:04 AM MDT, May 24, 2017

Hazardous Chemicals & Pesticides Management

PESTICIDES AND OTHER CHEMICALS BANNED IN THE GAMBIA
(By the Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides Control and Management Board of NEA)

It is illegal in The Gambia to import, manufacture, formulate, offer, hold on stock, sell, use or advertise the following banned chemicals:

  • 2, 4, 5-T
  • ALDICARB
  • ALDRIN
  • APHOX
  • BENZENE HEXACHLORIDE (BHC/HCH)
  • CAMPHECHLOR
  • CAPTAFOL (Believed to be carcinogenic. Present in “Granox WP” from Senegal )
  • CHLORBENZILATE
  • CHLORDANE
  • CHLORDIMEFORM
  • CROCIDOLITE
  • CYHEXATIN
  • DDT (Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP). Found in Cock Brand coil from PRC)
  • DIBRIMOCHLORD PROPANE
  • DIELDRIN
  • DINOSEB + SALTS
  • ENDRIN
  • ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE
  • FLUOROACETAMIDE
  • HEPTACHLOR
  • HEXACHLOROBENZENE
  • LINDANE (Present in “Thiodal” from Senegal )
  • MERCURY COMPOUNDS
  • PARAQUAT
  • PARATHIOM-METHYL (Toxic Organo-phosphorus pesticide. Present in ‘Spiridur')
  • PBBs (POLYBROMINATED BIPHENYLS)
  • PCBs (POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS)
  • PCTs
  • PENTACHLOROPHENOL (Mostly used as a wood preservative)
  • TRIS (2,3-DIBROMOPROPYL)
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