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Allethrin - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Allethrin

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Allethrin
CAS Number: 137-98-4 (Old CAS number.)
584-79-2 (Bioallethrin contains ~93% mole/mole total isomers of which there is ~90% trans-isomer pair and ~3% cis-isomer pair .Material in "D-Trans" is 90% m/m bioallethrin. (The Pesticide Manual, British Crop Protection Council))
U.S. EPA PC Code: 004001
CA DPR Chem Code: 12
Molecular Weight: 302.4
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Insecticide
Chem Class: Pyrethroid
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Wine Grapes   Almonds   Olives   Pistachios   Structural Pest Control  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(.+-.)-Allelrethonyl (.+-.)-cis,trans-chrysanthemate , (.+-.)-cis,trans-Chrysanthemumic acid ester of (.+-.) allethrolone , 00012 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 00012 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 002 (PDP Code) , 004001 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 12 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 12 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 137-98-4 (CAS number) , 137984 (CAS number without hyphens) , 2-Allyl-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one ester of 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylic acid , 2-Methyl-4-oxo-3-(2-propenyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-yl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methyl-1-propenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate , 4001 (US EPA PC Code) , 584-79-2 (CAS number) , 584792 , 584792 (CAS number without hyphens) , Aletrina , Allethrin , Allethrin , Allethrin , Allethrin racemic mixture , Allethrine , Allyl homologue of Cinerin I , Bioaletrina , Bioallethrin , Bioallethrin (004003+004004) , Bioallethrine , Chrysanthemic acid, ester with (RS)-allethrolone , Chrysanthemummonocarboxylic acid allethrolone ester , Cinerin l allyl homolog , Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methyl-1-propenyl)-, 2-methyl-4-oxo-3-(2-propenyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-yl ester (9CI) , D-Aletrina , d-cis,trans-Allethrin , DL-2-Allyl-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one-DL-chrysanthemum monocarboxylate , DL-3-Allyl-2-methyl-4-oxocyclopent-2-enyl-DL-chrysanthemete , ENT 16275 , ENT 17510 , Exthrin , FDA 1446 , FMC 249 , Necarboxylic acid , NIA 249 , Pallethrine , Pynamin , Pyresin , [Allethrin and its stereo isomers] allyl homologue of Cinerin
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Allethrin Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Allethrin is a Pyrethroid compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Pyrethroid Compounds
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- Irritation of skin and eyes.
- Irritability to sound or touch, abnormal facial sensation, sensation of prickling, tingling or creeping on skin, numbness.
- Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, fatigue.
- In severe cases: fluid in the lungs and muscle twitching may develop. Seizures may occur and are more common with more toxic cyano-pyrethroids.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8.

Treatment for Pyrethroid Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8, page 88.

 
Symptoms of Allethrin Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Fresh air rest.
Skin Redness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Rinse mouth.
Notes for ICSC Information
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Pynamin Pyresin are trade names. Also consult publication Health and Safety Guide No. 24 Allethrins and Environmental Health Criteria No. 87 Allethrins of IPCS. Also consult ICSC 0228 (S-Bioallethrin) 0213 (d-Allethrin) 0227 (Bioallethrin).
 

Toxicity Information for Allethrin

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed Moderate
No
Suspected
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

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Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Allethrin
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
II, Moderately Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available
Slightly Toxic
No NTP Studies

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Allethrin
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Allethrin
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Yes
Yes
Not Listed
Not listed
Yes
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Allethrin
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Allethrin
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Allethrin

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Allethrin

International Regulatory Status

Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Allethrin

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Allethrin

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Fish Feeding Behavior, Mortality
Insects Behavior, Intoxication, Mortality, Population
Zooplankton Intoxication, Mortality
~ Un-Assigned Mortality, Population
~Un-Assigned Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish Very Highly Toxic Very Highly Toxic
Insects Highly Toxic High to Very High Toxicity
Zooplankton Highly Toxic High to Very High Toxicity
~ Un-Assigned Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Very High Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
HoneybeesModerately ToxicModerately Toxic
Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

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Related Chemicals for Allethrin

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
584-79-2, 137-98-4 Parent P Allethrin View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 17 Allethrin Coil View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 8 Allethrin, other related View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
42534-61-2 Related 6 D-Allethrin View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 6,8 D-allethrin, other related View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
28057-48-9 Related 6 D-trans Allethrin View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 6,8 D-trans allethrin, other related View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
28434-00-6 Related 6 S-Bioallethrin View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
 
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