Monocrotophos — Worker Safety

  • Corina Schulze-Rosario
  • Rolf Loosli
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 139)


Monocrotophos has a high acute oral toxicity. Rat LD50 values assign the technical active ingredient (a.i.) to World Health Organization (WHO) class Ib (WHO 1992). The material is hydrophilic and is on the market mainly in aqueous liquid formulations. Because skin absorption of hydrophilic materials is generally slow, there is a wide gap between oral and dermal toxicity (see Skripsky and Loosli 1994, this volume). Therefore, dermal exposure during work (splashes, spray mist) is clearly less hazardous than oral uptake (careless handling, suicide).


Cholinesterase Activity Worker Safety Dermal Exposure Safety Precaution Plant Protection Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corina Schulze-Rosario
    • 1
  • Rolf Loosli
    • 2
  1. 1.Crop Protection DivisionCiba-Geigy LimitedBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.SeltisbergSwitzerland

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