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Pyrethroids

Physical Information

Name: Pyrethroids

Use: kill insects

Source: synthetic chemistry, plants

Recommended daily intake: none (not essential)

Absorption: intestine, inhalation, skin

Sensitive individuals: fetus, children, elderly

Toxicity/symptoms: nerous system, range of problems depending on the chemical

Regulatory facts: RfDs exist for many insecticides. Regulated by EPA

General facts: billions of pounds used every year in agricultural and residential use

Environmental: pesticides are used globally; some are very persistent in the environment

Recommendations: avoid, consider alternatives, Integrated Pest Management

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