A non-systemic chlorinated carbinol acaricide. Used on various horticultural crops, particularly the green parts above the ground. Banned in the UK (1992) and Europe under the EC 'Prohibition Directive'.
For the etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Organochlorines

[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg:
LD50 rats 575-1000
  rabbits 1870
  guinea pigs 1810
  dogs >4000
Toxic to all fish.