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Main Title Field Study of the Safety of Abate for Treating Potable Water and Observations on the Effectiveness of a Control Programme Involving both Abate and Malathion.
Author Laws, Jr., Edward R. ; Sedlak, Vincent A. ; Miles, James W. ; Joseph, Charles Romney ; Lacomba., Juan R. ;
CORP Author National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1968
Report Number PB-278 106; PB-278 102
Stock Number PB-278 106; also found in PB-278 102
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Pest control ; Toxicity ; Larvae ; Culicidae ; Potable water ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Sulfur organic compounds ; Effectiveness ; Malathion ; Safety ; Humans ; Dosage ; Field tests ; Puerto Rico ; Abate ; Phosphorothioic acid/thio-diphenylene-bis (O-O-(dimethyl-ester)-thio) ; Aedes aegypti
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-278 106 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Abate is a larvicide for Aedes aegypti, a vector of yellow fever, dengue, and haemorrhagic fever. It is less toxic than malathion or DDT. Tests in human volunteers had previously indicated it would be safe to add to drinking-water where the mosquito often breeds. In a 19-month test in Puerto Rico, Abate was added to the drums and cisterns in which a community of about 2000 persons stored their drinking-water. This use of Abate and other insecticidal measures (malathion spraying) gradually achieved control of A. aegypti during the first 4 months of treatment and control was maintained thereafter although the test area was surrounded by active breeding-sites. Careful surveillance failed to reveal any illness or significant side-effects attributable to measures adopted in the control programme. Abate is considered safe for full-scale field use according to directions.
report also found in PB-278 102 entitled Journal articles on miscellaneous pesticide studies, group 2