Review on exposure, absorption and elimination of pyrethroids in humans
Mudassar Javed, Muhammad Zeeshan Majeed, Abdul Khaliq, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Abu Bakar
Insecticidal properties were found in the flowers of Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium. Toxicity of these flowers designated as Pyrithrum. Pyrethrum was intending to overcome the number of agro-medical pests like flies, mosquitoes, ticks etc. In regard of its properties, it is considered to be less persistent and readily degradable molecule in the atmosphere. Synthetically prepared analogue, Pyrethroids had tremendous effects on plant foliage and fruits. Human consumption of pyrethroid treated plants was significantly responsible for number of diseases. Occupational exposure to pyrethroids by the human, poses inhalation exposure, dermal and oral exposure or the combination of these various routes. Acute and chronic symptoms were the result of different exposures by pyrethroids. Following exposure, absorption and elimination or excretion of various pyrethroids from the body of human beings were extensively deliberated. Pyrethroids are responsible for respiratory effects, immunological or lymphoreticular effects, neurological effects, gastrointestinal effects, hematological effects and even cause death to the human being.
Mudassar Javed, Muhammad Zeeshan Majeed, Abdul Khaliq, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Abu Bakar. Review on exposure, absorption and elimination of pyrethroids in humans. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(5):180-184.