Ethiofencarb

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Physical Information

Name: Ethiofencarb

Use: insecticide

Source:

Recommended daily intake: none

Absorption:

Sensitive individuals: all

Toxicity/symptoms: muscle weakness, dizziness, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle twitching, slurred speech, coma, seizures, hypertension

Regulatory facts: No longer produced or used in the United States

General facts:

Environmental: Birds and mammals are not especially sensitive to the pesticide, but ethiofencarb is poisonous to bees.

Recommendations:

Chemical Structure




Structure retrieved from inchem.org

 

Pharmacology and Metabolism


Animals exposed to ethniofencarb excrete most of the substance, with little to no trace of ethiofencarb remaining in their tissues in the long term (#ToxNet).

Health Effects


Exposure to ethiofencarb can result in muscles weakness, dizziness, sweating, malaise, headache, salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, blurred vision, slurred speech, and muscle twitching. In more severe cases, exposure can result in seizures, coma, and hypertension (#Pesticide Database - Ethiofencarb).

Precautions


Employees who have exposure to ethiofencarb should have yearly medical exams. However, exposure in the US is extremely rare, as ethiofencarb is no longer produced or used in the US (#ToxNet).

Regulation


The World Health Organization lists ethiofencarb as 'highly hazardous' (#Pesticide Database - Ethiofencarb).

The European Union's Nordic Council of Ministers lists ethiofencarb as 'dangerous for the environment' (#Scorecard.org).

References



Environmental Defense Fund. Chemical Profiles, Ethiofencarb. Scorecard.org. Accessed 06/15/07.


National Library of Medicine. Hazardous Substances Databank - Ethiofencarb. ToxNet. Accessed 06/15/07.


Pesticide Action Network. Pesticide Database - Ethiofencarb. Accessed 06/15/07.

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