EPA Science Inventory

Amitraz

Citation:

MOSER, V. C. Amitraz. 3rdChapter 97, Wexler, P. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Toxicology. Elsevier Science, New York, NY, 1:200-202, (2014).

Description:

Amitraz (CAS 33089-61-1) is a formamidine insecticide and acaricide used on crops, livestock, and pets. Neurotoxicity is the primary endpoint of concern for short-term exposures in nontarget species. Amitraz has hepatic, reproductive, and developmental effects with longer-term exposures.

Purpose/Objective:

Amitraz is a contact insecticide and acaricide used to control psylla, whiteflies, and mites on cotton and pear crops and mites, lice, and ticks on livestock, wildlife, and pets. It is applied via spray-dip machines, low-pressure ground sprayers, dip or hand spray, or in impregnated dog collars. The registrant has cancelled the use of amitraz on cotton and pear in the US. Environmental Fate and Behavior Amitraz is rapidly degraded (aerobic soil t1l2 of about 1 day) to several transformation products

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 10/01/2013
Completion Date: 10/01/2013
Record Last Revised: 06/16/2014
Record Created: 11/07/2011
Record Released: 11/07/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 239333

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

TOXICOLOGY ASSESSMENT DIVISION

NEUROTOXICOLOGY BRANCH