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Document ID (ISN)111767
CIS number 11-0407
ISBN(s) 978-92-4-154796-3
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title The WHO recommended classification of pesticides by hazard and guidelines to classification 2009
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2009. 78p. Approx. 150 ref. Price: USD 36.00; CHF 30.00; CHF 21.00 for developing countries; downloadable version free of charge
Internet access The_WHO_recommended_classification.pdf [in English]
Abstract This document sets out a classification system to distinguish between the more and the less hazardous forms of selected pesticides based on acute risks to human health. It takes into consideration the toxicity of the technical compound and its common formulations. It lists common technical grade pesticides and recommended classifications together with a listing of active ingredients believed to be obsolete or discontinued for use as pesticides, pesticides subject to the prior informed consent procedure, limitations to trade because of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs convention), and gaseous or volatile fumigants not classified under these recommendations. It replaces the 2004 edition of the classification (see CIS 05-386).
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; WHO; pesticides; toxicity evaluation; acute toxicity; classification
Descriptors (secondary) labelling; ingestion; skin absorption; animal experiments; list of chemical substances; classification systems; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals