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Document ID (ISN)54757
CIS number 90-1643
ISBN(s) 92-4-154287-X
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 87
Author(s)
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Allethrins - Allethrin, d-Allethrin, Bioallethrin, S-Bioallethrin
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Services, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1989. 75p. Illus. Bibl. Price: CHF 10.00.
Abstract Allethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid used mainly for the control of household insects. Topics covered in this review include chemical and physical properties and analytical methods, sources and distribution in the environment, kinetics and metabolism, effects on environmental organisms and experimental animals, and evaluation of human health risks and effects on the environment. No data are available on the effects of allethrins on man, although these substances have been used for many years with no toxic effects reported. It is concluded that with proper use and reasonable safety precautions, allethrins are unlikely to present a hazard to the general population or those occupationally exposed. Environmental problems are only likely to arise in the event of misuse or spillage.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; WHO; pyrethroids; environmental pollution; bioallethrin; insecticides; toxicology; allethrin
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; UNEP; criteria document; fish; birds; animal experiments; metabolic process
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