A contact and ingested cyclodiene insecticide and acaricide, used for the treatment of the aerial vegetative parts of plants, soil and seeds for sowing.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatments and investigations, see Organochlorines.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/l or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50  
 
rats 50-110
  cats 2
 
pheasants  
 
620-1000
  ducks 200-300
  quail 150-200
LD
dogs  
 
200
NEL
cattle  
 
30/d for 30 days
Highly dangerous to fish:
LC50 (48 h) fish 0.001-0.01