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Interdisciplinary International Science Journal

Volume 41 (2023)
Issue 3D
Page No. 2039



Rohan Yadav,

N. G. Shinde, 

K. T. Patil,
Ashwini Kote,  Priyanka Kadam


Environment and Ecology 41 (3D) : 2039—2043, July—September 2023
Article DOI:
ISSN 0970-0420


Deltamethrin Toxicity: Impacts on Non-Target
Organisms and the Environment

Rohan Yadav, N. G. Shinde,  K. T. Patil,
Ashwini Kote,  Priyanka Kadam

Received 20 April 2023, Accepted 29 June 2023, Published on 20 September 2023



Deltamethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide widely used for controlling pests in agriculture and public health programs. However, its toxicity towards non-target organisms, including humans, has raised concerns over its safe use. This review paper aims to summarize the current knowledge of deltamethrin toxicity, including its mechanism of action, acute and chronic toxicity, genotoxicity, and ecotoxicity. The findings suggest that deltamethrin can cause acute toxicity in humans and animals, leading to symptoms such as convulsions, respiratory distress, and even death. Chronic exposure to deltamethrin has been associated with various adverse health effects, including neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, and carcinogenicity. Furthermore, deltamethrin has been shown to have toxic effects on non-target organisms, such as bees and aquatic organisms, which can have significant ecological consequences. Therefore, there is a need to regulate and monitor the use of deltamethrin to ensure its safe use and protect the environment and human health.

Keywords   Deltamethrin, Environment, Toxicity, Human health, Ecology.

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