(Also known as: linalol; para-linalool; linalyl alcohol; licareol; coriandrol)
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.
Ecotoxicity Moderate alert: Fish acute ecotoxicity: Moderate; Fish chronic ecotoxicity: Moderate; Daphnia acute ecotoxicity: Moderate; Earthworms acute ecotoxicity: Moderate
Human health High alert: Neurotoxicant
A plant derived oil used mainly as an insect repellent and for the control of fleas. Also has sedative properties
Introduction & key dates
1985, first approved for use USA
Examples of species treated
Linalool has two enantiomers (R)- (-)-linalool and (S)- (+)-Linalool.
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