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Document ID (ISN)54742
CIS number 90-1642
ISBN(s) 92-4-154292-6
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 92
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Resmethrins - Resmethrin, Bioresmethrin, Cisresmethrin
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1989. 79p. Illus. Bibl. Price: CHF 10.00.
Abstract This review opens with general information on the properties of resmethrin and its isomers, analytical methods and sources of environmental pollution including production and use patterns, residues in food and fat and residues in domestic animals. This is folowed by a review of what is known about degradation of resmethrins in the environment, kinetics and metabolism, effects on environmental organisms and experimental animals, and an evaluation of human health risks and effects on the environment. No data have been reported on the toxicity of these substances for humans. It is concluded that with proper use and reasonable safety precautions, resmethrins are unlikely to present a hazard to the general population or to those occupationally exposed. With recommended application rates, it is unlikely that levels of resmethrins or their degradation products will be environmentally significant.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; WHO; bioresmethrin; environmental pollution; pyrethroids; resmethrin; toxicology; cisresmethrin
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; metabolic process; criteria document; birds; insecticides; animal experiments; fish
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals