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Document ID (ISN)55559
CIS number 91-567
ISBN(s) 92-4-154297-7
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 97
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Deltamethrin
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. 133p. 261 ref. Price: CHF 16.00; developing countries: CHF 11.20.
Abstract Deltamethrin has been reported to cause numbness, itching, tingling and burning of the skin and vertigo in exposed workers. Occasionally, a transient papular or blotchy erythema has been described. Most of these symptoms are transient and disappear within 5-7 days. Several non-fatal cases of poisoning have been reported through occupational exposure resulting from neglect of safety precautions. No long-term adverse effects have been reported. It is concluded that with good work practices, measures of hygiene and safety precautions, deltamethrin is unlikely to present a hazard for those occupationally exposed. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; IPCS; WHO; environmental pollution; toxicology; hazard evaluation; decamethrin
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; ILO; criteria document; erythema; itch; animal experiments; replaced; UNEP
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals
Environmental pollution