SAFETY OF DDVP FOR THE DISINFECTION OF AIRCRAFT

DDVP (O,O-dimethyl-2,2-dichlorovinyl phosphate) is an organic phosphorus insecticide proposed for use in the disinfection of aircraft at vapor concentrations within the range of 0.15-0.25 micrograms per litre of air for 30 minutes. Safety tests have shown that men can withstand brief exposure to concentrations as high as 6.9 micrograms per litre and daily 8-hour exposure to concentrations as high as 0.5 micrograms per litre without clinical effect and with little or no depression of blood cholinesterase. It would appear, therefore, that DDVP could be safely used at the concentratins and exposure periods required for the disinsection of aircraft, though further studies will have to be carried out before this procedure can be definitely recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in the report, Journal Articles on Toxicology. Group 11, PB-280 001.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Communicable Disease Center

    1600 Clifton Road, NE
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30333
  • Authors:
    • Hayes, W J
  • Publication Date: 1961

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM