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Kelevan / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organization
World Health Organization; International Labour Organization; United Nations Environment Programme; International Programme on Chemical Safety; WHO Task Group on Environmental Criteria for Organochlorine Pesticides ( 1986 )
Abstract

Assesses available data on the risks for human health and the environment posed by kelevan, a chlordecone derivative used in a number of countries as an insecticide, mainly for the control of the potato beetle and the banana root borer. The opening sections summarize what is known about the properties of kelevan, sources of exposure, environmental transport and distribution, levels in the environment, and kinetics and metabolism. A section devoted to the effects of kelevan on organisms in the environment concentrates on the findings from a very limited number of studies. In view of the sparsity of data on kelevan, the report bases its recommendations on what is known about the toxicity of chlordecone, concluding that, unless kelevan is indispensable, it should not be used

Tetradifon / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
World Health Organization; United Nations Environment Programme; International Labour Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety; WHO Task Group on Environmental Criteria for Organochlorine Pesticides ( 1986 )
Abstract

Tetradifon is a white crystalline solid used in formulation as an acaricide in agriculture and horticulture. This report evaluates data on the chemical properties of tetradifon, methods for its determination, levels in the environment, sources of exposure, and associated risks for the environment and the general population. Data from experimental studies in animals and short-term in vitro tests are also used to assess toxicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity. Because of the uses of tetradifon, particular attention is given to questions of residues in soil and in food, adverse effects on terrestrial plants, birds, fish, aquatic crustacea, and bees, and risks associated with exposure in workers spraying crops. On the basis of available data, the report concludes that there are no indications that the normal recommended use of tested tetradifon products as an acaricide causes any health or safety hazards for the general population, exposed workers, or the environment. The report also notes the importance of following recommended application rates and recommended standards for the control of quality

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