Chemical hazards in drinking-water - pirimiphos-methyl
Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Pirimiphos-methyl is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
WHO Headquarters has received a request to consider pirimiphos-methyl as a WHO/PES larvicide for application to drinking-water containers in order to control the breeding of insect vectors of disease.
Background document and summary statement, based on 1992 JMPR report, for inclusion in the second addendum to third edition.
Progress to date
The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2004) agreed to add pirimiphos-methyl to the rolling revision and adopted a plan of work. The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2005) has agreed to initiate development of a background document. The GDWQ WG meeting (Geneva, 2006) agreed that the background document should be revised to take into consideration discussions with the WHO Vector Ecology and Management Programme.
The background document and a summary statement are now available.