Studies on the teratogenic effects of deltamethrin in rats.

  title={Studies on the teratogenic effects of deltamethrin in rats.},
  author={M M Abdel-Khalik and Mohamed S. Hanafy and M I Abdel-Aziz},
  journal={DTW. Deutsche tierarztliche Wochenschrift},
  volume={100 4},
Deltamethrin is a pyrethroid insecticide used to eradicate external parasites on farm animals. Residues of this pesticide were shown to be present in food from animal origin which encouraged us to investigate the effects of deltamethrin on foetuses of pregnant rats. Literature search shows that previous research was focused on organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides whereas little attention was given to the newer pyrethroid insecticides. Four groups of pregnant rats (20 rats each) were… CONTINUE READING