0,1 ug/l (the highest limit value (HLV) for a pesticide chemical (separated) (notice No. 252/2004 Coll.)
0,5 ug/l (the highest limit value (HLV) for a sum of all pesticide chemicals (notice No. 252/2004 Coll.)
0,025 ug/l (for single pesticide chemicals (notice No. 275/2004 Coll.)
0,005 ug/l (imission limit for surface waters, category of hazardous and especially hazardous chemicals (regulation No. 61/2003 Coll.)
0,5 ug/l (the maximum permissible limit of a sum of all relevant pesticide chemicals in case there is a source of drinking water (regulation No. 61/2003 Coll.)
A = 0,01 ug/l, B = 0,1 ug/l, C = 0,2 ug/l (limits according to Methodical instruction of the Czech Ministry of Environment (Bulletin of the Ministry of Environment 3/1996) for separated chlorinated organic pesticides).
Food of vegetal origin:
5 / 30 mg/kg (the maximum permissible content in selected product: cotton seeds / tea (notice No. 381/2007 Coll.)
0,5 mg/kg (tomatoes, soya, grapes (notice No. 381/2007 Coll.)
0,3 mg/kg (pearl)
0,1 mg/kg (other oily seeds, nuts from trees, hops)
1 mg/kg (pepper-vegetable)
0,05 mg/kg (other food of plant origin (notice 381/2007 Coll.)
Food of animal origin:
0,1 mg/kg (meat, poultry meat including fat and entrails, meat products (notice 381/2007 Coll.)
0,004 mg/kg (milk, milk products (notice 381/2007 Coll.)
0,1 mg/kg (eggs, egg products (notice 381/2007 Coll.)
EC regulation No. 149/2008 includes the maximum residua limits (MRL) also for other plant and animal products.
As for t
he EU countries, endosulfan has no license (i.e. its use is banned) in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
PRTR (= Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) protocol of the Aarhus Convention.
Because of its threats to human health and the environment, a global ban on the manufacture and use of endosulfan was negotiated under the Stockholm Convention in April 2011. The ban will take effect in mid 2012, with certain uses exempted for 5 additional years.