Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Zoey Sky
Lambda-cyhalothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide and acaricide. It is used to control pests like aphids and butterfly larvae. It is applied to crops such as cotton and ornamentals. Lambda-cyhalothrin can also be used for structural pest management or in public health applications to control insects such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, ticks, and flies, which can act as disease vectors.
As a Restricted Use Pesticide, lambda-cyhalothrin can only be purchased and used by certified applicators. Since it is in EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Toxicity Class II, products containing lambda-cyhalothrin must bear the signal word WARNING.
Lambda-cyhalothrin appears as a colorless solid, and it is available as an emulsifiable concentrate, a wettable powder, or a ULV liquid. It is commonly mixed with buprofezin, pirimicarb, dimethoate, or tetramethrin. Lambda-cyhalothrin is compatible with a lot of other insecticides and fungicides.
Lambda-cyhalothrin’s other trade names and identifiers include:
Lambda-cyhalothrin is toxic if swallowed. It is also toxic if it comes in contact with skin. It can cause eye irritation, and it may cause respiratory irritation. Lambda-cyhalothrin can damage organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. It is also very toxic to aquatic life, with long-lasting effects.
Dermal and inhalational exposures to lambda-cyhalothrin are associated with no or mild adverse effects. Following substantial ingestion, patients may go into a coma, experience convulsions and severe muscle fasciculations and may take several days, occasionally weeks, to recover.
Fatalities have occurred rarely after pyrethroid exposure, usually following ingestion of lambda-cyhalothrin. No known fatalities have been reported after lambda-cyhalothrin exposure.
Lambda-cyhalothrin can irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. The substance can cause negative side effects on the peripheral nervous system, resulting in convulsions or ataxia.
Lambda-cyhalothrin can produce an effect described as “subjective facial sensation” in some people working with the compound. Subjective facial sensation is a transient phenomenon, and its symptoms are not associated with objective physical signs and individuals can recover from it completely.
It is possible that subjective facial sensation is caused by direct facial contact with the chemical, such as touching the face with contaminated gloves or hands. This could also explain the effect of formulation or concentration as these could affect the rate of dermal penetration and therefore access of the chemical to the nerve endings.
Lambda-cyhalothrin is a quick-acting insecticide used to control a wide spectrum of agricultural crop and public health pests. It is used to control pests such as aphids, thrips, Colorado beetles, caterpillars, mosquitoes, ticks, and flies. Lambda-cyhalothrin is often applied on cotton, cereals, potatoes, hops, and vegetables.
Always wear the proper protective gear when working with lambda-cyhalothrin.
Lambda-cyhalothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide and acaricide.
Lambda-cyhalothrin can irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract.
Lambda-cyhalothrin is often applied on cotton, cereals, potatoes, hops, and vegetables.
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