Methoprene


Methoprene is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.

Background

Methoprene is a chemical pesticide applied to drinking-water containers in order to control the breeding of disease vectors. The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Final Task Force meeting (Geneva, 2003) recommended that a background document be prepared on methoprene.

Expected end-product(s)

Background document on methoprene, based on the JMPR assessment, for second addendum.

Progress to date

The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2004) agreed to a plan of work. JMPR has evaluated methoprene. The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2005) agreed to initiate preparation of a background document based on the JMPR assessment.

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