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Document ID (ISN)54791
CIS number 90-1959
ISBN(s) 92-4-154298-5
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 98
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Tetramethrin
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Services, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. 69p. Illus. Bibl. Price: CHF 11.00.
Abstract This report concludes that with good work practices and safety precautions, tetramethrin is unlikely to present a hazard to those occupationally exposed. Although tetramethrin has been used for many years, there have been no reports of poisoning or adverse effects in human beings. Dermatological tests showed that tetramethrin is neither a primary irritant nor a human skin sensitiser. Details are given of the environmental behaviour of tetramethrin and its effects on environmental organisms, experimental animals and humans.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; IPCS; toxicology; tetramethrin; WHO
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; insecticides; criteria document; animal experiments; skin tests; crop protection
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals