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Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
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Chemical Identification and Use for Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK
CAS Number:
U.S. EPA PC Code: 006504
CA DPR Chem Code:
Molecular Weight: 0
Use Type: Insecticide
Chem Class: Microbial
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Other Names for this Chemical
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006504 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 6504 (US EPA PC Code) , Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK , Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK , BacillusthuringiensiskurstakistrainBK
 
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Signs and Symptoms of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK 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.

Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK is a Microbial (Bt) compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Microbial (Bt) Compounds
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- Irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract.
- May cause infection or corneal ulcers in the eyes.
- If ingested, may cause bacterial gastroenteritis: abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 7.

Treatment for Microbial (Bt) Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 7, page 64.

 
 

Toxicity Information for Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

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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
No
 
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

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11
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
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
No NTP Studies

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
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
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
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Endocrine Disruption
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
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Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11
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
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Chemicals of Special Concern
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
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Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data 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 Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

Registration for Selected Countries:
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11

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

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
No

No
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 Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted

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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

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 Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
68038-71-1 Parent P Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki strain SA-12 solides, spores, and insecticidal toxins, ATCC # SD - 1323 View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies kurstaki strain SA - 11 solids, spores and insecticidal toxins, ATCC # SD - 1322 View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki strain BK View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var. osmosisiensis View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner) View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki strain SA-12 View View View View No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, serotype 3a,3b View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain EG2348 View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain EG2371 View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain EG2424 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain PB 54 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related P Bacillus thuringiensis strain MPPL 002 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis strain NB357M View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis sub. Kurstaki strain EG7673 coleopteran active toxin View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis sub. Kurstaki strain EG7673 lepidopteran active toxin View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain AGRO1 by Agrevo View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain AGRO2 by Agrevo View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki strain BMP 123 View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies Kurstaki strain HD-1, lepidopteran active toxin View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki, genetically engineered strain EG7841 lepidopteran active toxin View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (H-3a,3b HD1) View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (H-3a,3b, HD 263) View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (H-3a,3b, NB-75) View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var kurstaki (H-3a,3b, SA-11) View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var T 36 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis Var. 7216 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (pb-54) Serotype 3a3b View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki strain M-200 protein toxin View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain ECX 9441 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain EG7826 Lepidopteran active toxin View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain ABG-6413 (ABTS-2198) by Abbott View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain S3158::Cry A by Sandoz View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, genetically engineered strain S3159::G27 by Sandoz View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles View View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain HD-1 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, var. Kurstaki delta endotoxins Cry 1A(c) and Cry 1C (genetically engineered) encapsulated in Pseudomonas View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Bacillus thuringiensis, var. Kurstaki, genetically engineered, strain EG7618 View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Clavibacter xyli subsp. cynodontis isolate producing bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki delta-endotoxin protein View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Cry1F derived delta endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis(B.t.) encapsulated in killed Pseudomonas fluorescens View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 CryIC derived delta endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis encapsulated in killed Pseudomonas fluorescens View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 CrylA(c) and CrylC derived*delta endotoxins of Bacillus thuringiensis encapsulated in killed pseudomonas fluorescens (*Patent pe View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
68038-71-1 Related 9 Encapsulated delta endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki in killed Pseudomonas fluorescens View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate 112-12. Contains delta endotoxin gene from BTK. Resistant to kanamycin. DIRECT TRANSPOSITION TEC View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate 112-12. Contains delta endotoxin gene from BTK. Resistant to kanamycin. HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate 112-2. Contains delta endotoxin gene from BTK. Sensitive to kanamycin. HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate Ps 3732-3-7. Contains delta endotoxin gene BTK. Resistant to kanamycin. DIRECT TRANSPORTATION TE View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate Ps 3732-3-7. Contains delta endotoxin gene BTK. Sensitive to kanamycin. HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate Ps 3732-3-7. Contains delta endotoxin gene from BTK(Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. kurstaki). Re View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 9 Virus + Bacillus thuringiensis View View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
 
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