Elimination of Low‐concentration Pyrethroid Pesticides in Drinking Water with a Household Water Purifier and by Boiling Treatment
Published:01 Jul 2013
M. Gotoh, Y. Manaka, S. Osaka, T. Furuhata, M. Tosaka, and T. Kaneko, in Water Contamination Emergencies: Managing the Threats, ed. U. Borchers, J. Gray, K. C. Thompson, K. C. Thompson, U. Borchers, and J. Gray, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013, pp. 230-232.
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Pyrethroid pesticides have relatively weak toxicity and have generally and widely been used not only as agricultural pesticides but also as household pesticides and insecticides. However, the toxicities of pyrethroids in humans due to their long‐term accumulation have not been elucidated sufficiently. On the other hand, pyrethroids have shown neuropathies in animal studies. Research has been made to eliminate or reduce high‐concentration pyrethroids that were contained in agricultural products. However, any sufficient study has not been performed to eliminate trace amounts or low concentrations of pyrethroid pesticides contained in drinking water.