Chemical hazards in drinking-water - novaluron
Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Novaluron is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
Novaluron, an insect growth regulator, has been evaluated by WHO/PES for use as a mosquito larvicide. In addition, the WHO specifications for novaluron TC and EC, for quality control and international trade, have been published and are available on the WHO home page on the Internet. Noting the potential use of the product in potable water for mosquito larviciding, WHO/PES recommends the assessment of the human toxicity and ecotoxicity of the compound and the establishment of a drinking-water quality guideline. WHO/PES strongly recommend that WHO recommendations and water quality guidelines for use of larvicides in potable water be linked to WHO specifications.
Background document on novaluron, for Fourth Edition if possible.
Progress to date
The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2005) agreed to formally add novaluron to the rolling revision. The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group 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.