(Also known as: cefalexin; ceporexin-E; cephanasten; cophalexin; CEX)
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.
Human health High alert: Reproduction/development effects
Warning: Significant data are missing
A broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones and joints.
Interferes with the bacteria's cell wall formation, causing it to rupture, and killing the bacteria.
[Penicillin-binding protein 3, antagonist], [Penicillin-binding protein 2a, antagonist], [Penicillin-binding protein 1b, antagonist], [Penicillin-binding protein 2B, antagonist], [Penicillin-binding protein 1A, antagonist]
US EPA chemical code
Antiinfectants for systemic use: Antibacterials for intramammary use
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