Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Janine Acero
Bioresmethrin is a potent contact insecticide effective against a wide range of household insects, plant pests, grain pests and insects found in animal housing. It is applied to houses, industrial premises, public health situations and food storage.
Technical grade bioresmethrin is a yellow to brown viscous liquid which partially solidifies on standing. It is soluble in ethanol, acetone, chloroform, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, toluene and hexane.
Bioresmethrin is classified as a synthetic pyrethroid. These compounds were developed as pesticides from extracts of dried and powdered flower heads of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium. Pyrethroids are many times more toxic to insects than mammals.
Bioresmethrin can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. It can also affect the eyes and skin upon direct contact. Following substantial ingestion, patients may develop coma, convulsions and severe muscle contractions. The following are some of the adverse side effects of exposure to bioresmethrin:
According to the open chemistry database PubChem, bioresmethrin is suspected of causing genetic defects; prolonged or repeated exposure may significantly damage fertility or the unborn child.
Bioresmethrin exposure and poisoning, ranging from mild to fatal, may have adverse effects on the eyes, skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and the reproductive system.
Bioresmethrin is used to control insect pests such as houseflies, hornets, wasps, mosquitoes, cockroaches and mites. Residues of this chemical may be found in stored commodities, including nuts, peanuts, lentils, dried fruit and dried vegetables.
Some products that contain bioresmethrin as the active ingredient include Pynosect, Pyretherm and Synthrin.
Bioresmethrin are also known by other trade names and identifiers:
Additionally, these are some of the manufacturers that supply such products historically or actively:
Avoid products that use bioresmethrin as an active ingredient. Handlers, mixers and applicators of bioresmethrin may be exposed to its fumes in the workplace. The following are some protective measures to avoid any contact with bioresmethrin:
Bioresmethrin is a potent contact insecticide effective against a wide range of household insects, plant pests and insects found in animal housing.
Bioresmethrin exposure and poisoning may adversely affect the eyes, skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and the reproductive system.
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