A persistent organochlorine insecticide banned in the UK, France and many other countries.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Organochlorines.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 87-300
  guinea pigs 400
  rabbits 250
  dogs 500-750
  cats 400
  ducks 2240
  pheasants 1296
  quail 841
  pigeons 4000
  sheep >1000
  goats >1000
MTD cats 250
  dogs 300
  chickens 300
  adult cattle 250
  calves 100
  sheep 250
  goats 250
TD adult cattle 500
  calves 250
  sheep 500
LC50 (96 h) fish 0.003-0.008