(Also known as: clofenvinfos; CVP; OMS 1328; ENT 24969; CGA 26351)
Chlorfenvinphos is a soil-applied insecticide. It has a moderate aqueous solubility and is miscible with many organic solvents. It is relatively volatile and there is some risk that it may leach to groundwater. It is moderately persistent in soil systems. It is highly toxic to mammals, an endocrine distruper, a neurotoxin and an inhibitor of cholinesterase. In addition there is some concern that it may bio-concentrate. Chlorfenvinphos is highly toxic to birds, honeybees and aquatic invertebrates. It is moderately toxic to fish and earthworms.
The following alerts are based on the data in the tables below. An absence of an alert does not imply the substance has no implications for human health, biodiversity or the environment but just that we do not have the data to form a judgement.
Environmental fate Moderate alert: Moderately persistent; Drainflow: Slightly mobile
Ecotoxicity High alert: Birds acute ecotoxicity: High; Fish chronic ecotoxicity: High; Daphnia acute ecotoxicity: High; Daphnia chronic ecotoxicity: High; Bees acute oral ecotoxicity: High
Human health High alert: Mammals acute toxicity: High; Endocrine distrupter; Acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor; Neurotoxicant
Substance used as a dip or spray to treat ectoparasitic insects, ticks and mites on livestock
Introduction & key dates
Examples of species treated
Sheep, Goats, Cattle
Exists in two geometric isomeric forms: alpha (cis) isomer and beta (trans) isomer.
Lewis, K.A., Tzilivakis, J., Warner, D. and Green, A. (2016) An international database for pesticide risk assessments and management. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 22(4), 1050-1064. DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2015.1133242