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Table 3 Commonly used pesticides by farmers in Beit-U'mmar village 1998 and 2006 and their WHO classification

From: Pesticide use and opportunities of exposure among farmers and their families: cross-sectional studies 1998-2006 from Hebron governorate, occupied Palestinian territory

Pesticides Generic name Trade name (s) Chemical Family WHO classificationa Use in 1998b Use in 2006b Remarksc
Insecticides Cyfluthrin Baythroid Pyrethroid II + +  
  Azinphosmethyl Cotnion* Organophosphate Ib + + Banned
  Cypermethrin Cympush*, Sherpaz, Siperin Pyrethroid II + + Banned
  Diazinon Dizictol Organophosphate II + -  
  Chlorpyriphos Dursban, Dorsan, Pyrinex Organophosphate II + +  
  Dichlorvos Divipan* Organophosphate Ib + + Banned
  Parathion Folidol* Organophosphate Ia + - Banned
  Lambda cyhalothrin Karate Pyrethroid II + -  
  Carbosulfan Marshall Carbamate II + +  
  Oxydemethon methyl Metasystox Organophosphate Ib + -  
  Dimethoate Rogor* Organophosphate II + + Banned
  Fenpropathrin Smash Pyrethroid II + -  
  Methidathion Superacide Organophosphate Ib + -  
  Methamidophos Tamaron, Prodex Organophosphate Ib + +  
  Endosulfan Thionex Organochlorine II + -  
  Imidacloprid Gaucho, Confidor Neonicotinoid II + +  
  Malathion Malathion Organophosphate III + -  
  Methiocarb Mesurol Carbamate Ib + -  
  Maneb/manganese Manbegan Dithiocarbamate U + - Banned
  Abamectin Vertimec Biopesticide   + -  
  Propineb Antracol Dithiocarbamate U + +  
  DDT Gesarol Organochlorine II + - Banned
  Lindane Gammacide Organochlorine II + - Banned
  Sulphur compounds Sulphur Inorganic substance U + +  
  Methomyl Lannate Carbamate Ib + -  
  Fenithrothion Fenitex Organophosphate II + -  
  Fenvalerate Mustang Pyrethroid II + - Banned
Fungicides Triadmenol Bayfidan* Triazole III + + Banned
  Benomyl Benlate Benzimidazole U + - Banned
  Propamocarb HCL Dynone Carbamate U + -  
  Hexaconazole Anvil Triazole U + - Banned
  Metalaxyl Ridomil Phenylamide III + -  
  Penconazole Ofir Triazole U + +  
  Myclobutanil Systhane Triazole III + -  
  Sulphur Gafebric Inorganic substance U + +  
  Fenarimol Rubigan Pyrimidine U + +  
  Propiconazole Tilit Triazole II + - Banned
  Captan Merpan Phthalimide U + - Banned
  Triforine Saparol Piperazine U + -  
  Zineb Zidan Dithiocarbamate U + - Banned
  Fosetyl aluminium Aliette Organophosphate U + - Banned
Herbicides Glyphosate Roundup Phosphonoglycine U + -  
  2,4-D Albarsuper Alkylchlorophenoxy II + -  
  Paraquate Dukatalon, Katalon Bipyridylium II + -  
Rodenticides Ametraz Taktic, Racumin Amidine III + -  
Acaricides Propargite Omite Sulfite ester III + - Banned
Fumigant Methyl Bromide Methyl Bromide   FM + +  
  1. a Ia, extremely hazardous; Ib, highly hazardous; II, moderately hazardous; III, slightly hazardous; U, unlikely to present acute hazard in normal use; FM, fumigant (WHO,2005)
  2. b+ means yes in use, ―means not in use
  3. cBanned according to references (18, 20) and reference 21 (Annex3, Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, Rotterdam, 10 September 1998).