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Title: Cypermethrin / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
Authors: World Health Organization
International Programme on Chemical Safety
WHO Task Group Meeting on Environmental Health Criteria for Cypermethrin
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Cypermethrin is a highly active synthetic pyrethroid insecticide effective against a wide range of pests in agriculture, public health, and animal husbandry. This book evaluates the extent of environmental and health hazards posed by cypermethrin, which has been used extensively throughout the world for more than a decade. Evaluations are based on the considerable number of studies investigating effects on reproduction, embryotoxicity, teratogenicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity as well as behaviour in the environment and effects on a number of animal and plant species. Studies of the mechanisms of toxicity, particularly concerning effects on the nervous system, are also critically reviewed. Concerning environmental hazards, the book cites evidence for the rapid biological degradation of cypermethrin, concluding that, when applied at recommended rates, the levels of cypermethrin and its degradation products in soil and surface waters are very low. Studies of toxic effects in man indicate that this insecticide is unlikely to present a health hazard through either occupational exposure or exposure of the general population via residues in food and non-food commodities
Description: hun published by: Budapest : National Technical Information Centre and Library
154 p.
Subject: Pyrethrins
metadata.dc.subject.other: Vector Control and Pesticides
Other Identifiers: 9241542829
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