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Main Title Analysis of the risks and benefits of seven chemicals used for subterranean termite control.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number PB87-115259; EPA/540-9-83-005
Stock Number PB87-115259
OCLC Number 17272530
Subjects Termites ; Pesticides
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Termites ; Chlordane ; Exposure ; Hazardous materials ; Pest control ; Regulations ; Chemical properties ; Public health ; Toxicology ; Humans ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Toxic substances ; Lindane ; Dieldrin ; Heptachlor ; Aldrin ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Chlorpyrifos ; Use patterns ; Science findings ; Health hazards ; CAS 510 ; CAS 58-89-9 ; CAS 60-57-1 ; CAS 14168-01-5 ; CAS 12789-03-6 ; CAS 309-00-2 ; CAS 87-86-5
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-9-83-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 540-9-83-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/25/2016
EKBD  EPA-540/9-83-005 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/16/2003
ERAD  EPA 540/9-83-005 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/13/2012
NTIS  PB87-115259 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
The paper responds to the concerns expressed in the General Accounting Office (GAO) report, 'Need for a Formal Risk/Benefit Review of the Pesticide Chlordane.' The GAO summarized its investigation of the adequacy of the EPA's regulation of pesticides used in and around the home. The GAO report concluded that the EPA should conduct a Rebuttable Presumption Against Registration (RPAR) review of chlordane to determine whether the potential risk of the termite use outweighs the benefits of this use. EPA responded to the GAO report stating that an RPAR review of chlordane would not be the best approach to the problem. The EPA proposed a comparative risk/benefit analysis of the termiticides as a cluster. The paper summarizes the data on the health effects and human exposure associated with the seven termiticides (Chlordane, Heptachlor, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Lindane, Pentachlorophenol and Chlorpyrifos).
"Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, Office of Pesticide Programs." "November, 1983." "EPA/540-9-83-005." "PB87-115259." Includes bibliographical references.