Correlation of Toxicity of Insecticides1 to the House Fly and to the Mouse
Author: SUN, YUN-PEI
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 65, Number 3, June 1972 , pp. 632-635(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The correlation between the toxicity of 15 organochlorine (OCI) and 14 organophosphorus (OP) insecticides with and without synergists, to the house fly, Musca domestic L., and to the mouse, was determined. The results, plotted on log-log paper, correlate better when fly results were determined in the presence of a synergist than without. The difference in circulatory systems may be responsible for better correlation with the synergist present.
When the safety factor was calculated between mouse LD50 and fly LD50it varied from 0.87 to 56 with a mean of 19.4 for 15 OCI. For 14 analogues of Gardona® (2- chloro-l- (2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate) the safety factor varied from 19 to 1060 with a mean of 376, indicating that this group of vinyl phosphates is safer than OCI.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1972-06-01
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