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Allethrin

(includes all allethrin stereoisomers: d-trans allethrin, bioallethrin, S-bioallethrin, d-cis/trans allethrin)

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Pyrethroid
  • Uses: Wasps and hornets, roaches, ants, fleas, and mosquitos, approved for residential, horticultural non food plants, commercial animal premise (indoor) misting systems
  • Alternatives: Least-Toxic Insecticide
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4, 8, 34)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: No (27)
  • Toxic to Birds: No (4)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4)

Additional Information