Users' questions

Is allethrin harmful?

Is allethrin harmful?

Although the Thermacell is EPA approved and uses allethrin (a synthetic version of a substance found in Chrysanthemums) instead of DEET, warnings include keeping the lantern away from uncovered food during operation and avoiding directly inhaling the vapor. Allethrin is also highly toxic to fish, bees and cats.

What is the use of allethrin?

Uses. Allethrin is used almost exclusively to control flying and crawling insects in homes and industrial locations. Used extensively in pet animal shampoos, to treat lice in humans and in home and industrial sprays for flying insects, mosquitos, etc.

Does allethrin kill flies?

A synthetic household insecticide that kills flies, mosquitoes, garden insects, etc. Allethrin is a cyclopropanecarboxylate ester. It has a role as a pyrethroid ester insecticide.

Is allethrin a pyrethrin?

The allethrins are a group of related synthetic compounds used in insecticides. They are classified as pyrethroids, i.e. synthetic versions of pyrethrin, a chemical with insecticidal properties found naturally in Chrysanthemum flowers. Allethrin was the first pyrethroid.

What are the chemical hazards of isopropyl carbinol?

Dimethyl carbinol, IPA, Isopropanol, 2-Propanol, sec-Propyl alcohol, Rubbing alcohol Colorless liquid with the odor of rubbing alcohol. Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.

Is it safe to use propylene glycol n-butyl ether?

Propylene glycol n-propyl ether and propylene glycol n-butyl ether are very safe ingredients at levels used in cleaning products and do not cause kidney or liver failure. With any household product, it is always important to follow label instructions closely.

What are the side effects of propylene glycol?

Oxidizers, strong acids [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air). May slowly form reactive peroxides during prolonged storage.] irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; headache, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, incoordination; vomiting, diarrhea Not available.

Is it safe to use propylene glycol around pets?

These ingredients are safe to use around pets when used according to label directions and would not cause liver damage at these concentrations. Propylene glycol n-butyl/propyl ether differs significantly from ethylene glycol.