Chemical hazards in drinking-water - diflubenzuron
Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Diflubenzuron is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
Diflubenzuron is a chemical pesticide applied to drinking-water containers in order to control the breeding of disease vectors. The GDWQ FTF meeting (Geneva, 2003) recommended that a background document on diflubenzuron be prepared based on the 2001 JMPR report. In addition, WHO has received a request for consideration of a potable water clearance for diflubenzuron for use in mosquito vector control.
Background document on diflubenzuron, based on the 2001 JMPR report, for publication in the second addendum to Third Edition
Progress to date
The GDWQ WG meeting (Geneva, 2004) agreed to a plan of work. JMPR has evaluted diflubenzuron. The GDWQ WG meeting (Geneva, 2005) agreed to initiate preparation of a background document based on the JMPR assessment. The GDWQ WG meeting (Geneva, 2006) agreed to revise the draft background document following discussions with the WHO Vector Ecology and Management Programme.
The background document and a summary statement are now available.