Content of transfluthrin in indoor air during the use of electro-vaporizers.

Teresa Nazimek 1, Magdalena Wasak 2, Wojciech Zgrajka 2, Waldemar Turski 2
1 - Department of Toxicology, Institute of Rural Health, Jaczewskiego 2, 20-950 Lublin, Poland.
2 -
Ann Agric Environ Med
2011; 18 (1):
ICID: 956872
The quality of indoor air evokes increasing interest; however, no standards have been developed which determine the content of pesticides in the air of living space. At present, insecticides are increasingly more frequently applied to control household pests, flies, mosquitoes, termites and other harmful insects. In this study, the content of transfluthrin was measured indoors after the application of two consumer products containing this active substance, using commercially available electro-vaporizers. It was found that during the application of insecticides in the form of gel and liquid the mean concentration of transfluthrin in the air was 1.295-2.422 ug/m(3) and 3.817-5.227 ug/m(3), respectively. The concentration of an active agent in the air did not depend on the day of application. The concentration of transfluthrin was higher when used in the form of a liquid than a gel preparation. 18-24 hours after the discontinuation of the use of the preparation no active agent was found in the air. As long as the standards are developed regulating the content of insecticides in the air of living spaces and utility rooms, the most important method of preventing their potential hazardous effect is informing the users of these preparations about the occurrence of active substances in indoor air, and eventual risk of exposure to the effect of pesticides during their application at home.
PMID 21736273 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Recommend this article to:


Related articles in IndexCopernicus™
     transfl uthrin [0 related records]
     indor air [0 related records]
     electro-vaporizer [0 related records]


Related articles

L Kapka-Skrzypczak, K Sawicki,
Cholinesterase activity in blood and pesticide pre...
Introduction. On the contrary to the adult population exposed to pesticides, mostly on occupational basis, rural children are mostly exposed to pesticides deposited in the environment. However, even this constant, distributed in time exposure to low ...
R Turski, J Kopica,
Wpływ temperatury modułu na ilość wytworzonej ...
W artykule przeanalizowano wpływ wzrostu temperatury modułów fotowoltaicznych ponad wartość określoną w Standardowych Warunkach Testowania na ich sprawność procesu konwersji promieniowania słonecznego na energię elektryczną. Przedstawiono...
K Nazimek, I Filipczak-Bryniarska,
The role of medicaments, exosomes and miRNA molecu...
Macrophages play an important role in innate immunity, in induction and orchestration of acquired immune response as well as in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Macrophages as antigen presenting cells induce or inhibit the development of immune...