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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Synthetic Pyrethroids.pdf
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  • Chemical Class: Pyrethroid insecticide
  • Uses: Residential, commercial and industrial settings, in animal living areas, and hospitals; crack and crevice spray and enclosed space fog in food handling establishments such as food processing/handling plants, restaurants, commercial food item transportation, and food storage facilities.
  • Alternatives: Least-toxic Mosquito cotnrolhospitals
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (7)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4)

Additional Information