Acaricide; Insecticide (pyrethroid)
Potential for tumor promotion
inhibits intercellular communication
highly toxic to Fish, Insects, and Zooplankton
(only comprehensive for the US)
EPA PC Code:
EPA Permit Date
allowed to be used as an active ingredient after July 25, 2003.
(includes only a limited list of countries)
Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs)
Apple, Artichoke, Barley, Beans (dry), Broad Beans, Broccoli,
Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cherry, Coffee beans,
Corn, Cotton seeds, Cucumber,Ginger, Grape, Grapefruit, Hop,
Horseradish, Kale, Lemon, Lime, Loquat, Natsudaidai, Onion,
Orange, Peach, Pear, Peas, Potato, Quince, Radish, Rape seeds,
Soybeans, Spinach, Taro, Tea, Tomato, Turnip, Watercress,
Note the very high levels - 20
ppm - for Tea (Green, Black, Oolong, Wulung)
BAD ACTOR (Acute Toxicity)
profile from Hazardous Substances Data Bank
Material Safety Data Sheets & Labels
Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard and Guidelines
to Classification 2000-2002. Table
2. Highly hazardous (Class Ib) technical grade active ingredients
of pesticides, p 18
26, 2002 - European
Commission: Flucythrinate is one
of 320 pesticides to be withdrawn in July 2003. "Some
320 substances used in plant protection products (PPPs) – including
insecticides, fungicides and herbicides – are to be withdrawn
from the market by 25 July 2003 as part of the European Commission’s
new approach to the evaluation of active substances in plant
protection products. This aims to improve safeguards to ensure
that all such products in use are safe for the environment and
human health. Users, wholesalers and retailers of plant protection
products will need to be aware of whether the products they
use or sell are likely to be withdrawn, so as to prevent them
being left with stocks of unusable material. Those concerned
should contact their national authority to check the authorisation
status for any particular product. The Regulation (n° 2076/2002
of 20 November 2002), with the list of the 320 substances, has
now been published in the Offical Journal. Ref: MIDDAY EXPRESS.
News from the Press and Communication Service's midday briefing.
2001 - Draft
Toxicological Profile for Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids. Organofluorine
pyrethroids discussed in the Profile include Flucythrinate
US Department of Health
and Human Services. Public Health Service Agency for Toxic Substances
and Disease Registry.
14, 2001 -
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. (More information
available at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/docum/01262_en.htm
of Toxicological Data for Flucythrinate. California
EPA, Department of Pesticide Regulation, Medical Toxicology
Branch. July 18, 1986 Revised August 12, 1987.
Profile - Pesticide Management Education
Program at Cornell U
Health Organization Review.
Food and Drug Administration
Pesticide Residue Monitoring. - Table
3. Pesticides detectable by methods used in 1999 regulatory
12, 2001 -
EC: Maximum Residue Level
(MRL) in Tea is 0.1 ppm. Page 400.
(152) by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.
Glossary of Pesticide Chemicals.
A listing of pesticides subject to analysis
of residues in foods and feeds by the US Food and Drug Administration.
of Tolerances. FINAL RULE. The proposal
to revoke the tolerances was published in the Federal Register
of April 14, 1994 (59 FR 17754). EPA initiated this action because
all registered uses of these pesticide chemicals in or on raw
agricultural commodities and processed foods and feeds have
been canceled. The registrations for these pesticide chemicals
were canceled because the registrant failed to pay the required
maintenance fee, or the registrant voluntarily canceled all
registered uses of the pesticide. The sections of CFR are: