EPA Science Inventory

Fenthion##

Citation:

Moser, V. C. Fenthion##. 3Chapter 4, Wexler, P. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Toxicology, 3rd Edition. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 2:583-585, (2014).

Description:

Fenthion (CAS 55-38-9) is an organophosphorus (OP) insecticide used for field and post-harvest treatments of fruits and vegetables, an ectoparasiticide in livestock and pets, and as an insecticide for public health and commercial applications. As with all Cl’s, it inhibits acetylcholinesterase to produce neurotoxicity and death at high levels of inhibition. Its use has been cancelled in many countries, and is being restricted in many others, due to its high acute toxicity.

Purpose/Objective:

This article is a revision of the previous print edition article by Andrew M Geller, 2nd edition, pp 325-328, 2005.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 05/13/2014
Completion Date: 05/13/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/13/2014
Record Created: 05/13/2014
Record Released: 05/13/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 275620

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

TOXICOLOGY ASSESSMENT DIVISION