Body Weight Decrease
dangerous to fish and other aquatic life'
(only comprehensive for the US)
(includes only a limited list of countries)
Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines
BAY NAK 4455
BAY NAK 4711
Bayer, Bayerwerk Wuppertal, Leverkusen
1997 - Evaluation
on: Transfluthrin Use as a Public Hygiene Insecticide.
Prepared by: the UK Health and Safety
Executive, Biocides & Pesticides Assessment Unit, Magdalen
House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3QZ. Available
from: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Pesticides
Safety Directorate, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green,
York YO1 7PX. UK. Available
2002 - In
Australia when Transfluthrin is used for the "Control of
insects in domestic premises"
residue levels are required. Ref: June 2002. Table 5.
Uses of substances where maximum residue limits are not
necessary. Australian National Registration Authority for Agricultural
Veterinary Chemicals. The MRL Standard. Maximum residue limits
in food and animal feedstuff. http://www.nra.gov.au/residues/mrl5.pdf
is a synthetic pyrethroid and
is used in preparations to control
crawling and flying insects in the household. Based
on the oral toxicity of the substance it has been included in
Schedule 6. Preparations containing 1 per cent or less of transfluthrin
have been exempted from poisons scheduling.
Ref: Australia INFORMATION BULLETIN. POISONS
CIRCULAR NO. 73. 21 June 1996.
used in the "Repellent Lamp"used for personal protection
against mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Insecticide: Baygon All Insect Killer. -
"Dr. Bug" website.
Glossary of Pesticide Chemicals
- A listing of pesticides subject to analysis
of residues in foods and feeds by the US Food and Drug Administration.
into fluorinated pyrethroid alcohols: An episode in the
history of pyrethroid discovery.
Author: NAUMANN K
Author Address: Landwirtschaftszentrum Monheim, Bayer AG,
D-51368 Leverkusen, Germany.
Source: PESTICIDE SCIENCE; 52 (1). 1998.
COPYRIGHT: BIOL ABS. An account of pyrethroid research from
1975 to 1985 at Bayer AG is given. The exploitation of fluorine
chemistry for this purpose led to increased activity of
known 3-phenoxybenzyl pyrethroid esters and to the commercialization
of the broad-spectrum insecticide cyfluthrin, the particularly
tick-toxic flumethrin and the rapid-acting household insecticides
fenfluthrin and transfluthrin.
The last two constituted in 1976 a novel type of pyrethroid,
based on polyfluorinated benzyl alcohols, off the mainstream
of published pyrethroid research. Transfluthrin, the single
isomer (1R)trans-permethric acid ester of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl
alcohol has just been introduced to the market. The
history of its discovery and structure-activity data as
well as resistance considerations regarding cyfluthrin,
14, 2001 - Implementation
of the Community Strategy for Endocrine Disruptors - a
range of substances suspected of interfering with the hormone
systems of humans and wildlife. Communication from the Commission
to the Council and the European Parliament. Commission of
the European Communities, Brussels COM (2001) 262 final.
document presents a "priority list of substances for
further evaluation of their role in endocrine disruption.
During 2000, a candidate list of 553 man-made substances and
9 synthetic/natural hormones has been identified."
Category included on the Endocrine Disruptor Liist:
only the broad category "Synthetic pyrethroids" was
included in the Commission's list, it might be of some interest
to note that the following organofluorine pesticides are "Synthetic
pyrethroids:" Acrinathrin, Bifenthrin,
beta-Cyfluthrin, Cyhalothrin, gamma-Cyhalothrin, lambda-Cyhalothrin,
Fenfluthrin, Flucythrinate, Flufenprox, Flumethrin, Fluvalinate,
tau-Fluvalinate, Halfenprox, Protrifenbute, Silafluofen, Tefluthrin,