WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES)

WHO specifications for pesticides used in public health


Following the old procedure

DDT [pdf 106kb]
Technical WHO/SIT/1.R9
Dustable powder WHO/SIF/16.R8
Wettable powder WHO/SIF/1.R9

DIAZINON [pdf 67kb]
Technical WHO/SIT/9.R7
Wettable powder WHO/SIF/9.R7
Emulsifiable concentrate WHO/SIF/13.R7

DICHLORVOS [pdf 47kb]
Technical WHO/SIT/16.R5
Emulsifiable concentrate WHO/SIF/39.R3

ENDOSULFAN [pdf 81kb]
Technical WHO/SIT/27.R2
Emulsifiable concentrate WHO/SIF/49.R2

LARVICIDAL OIL [pdf 44kb]
Without insecticide WHO/SIF/23.R1
With added insecticide WHO/SIF/24.R1

LINDANE [pdf 115kb]
Technical WHO/SIT/3.R7
Wettable powder WHO/SIF/2.R9
Emulsifiable concentrate WHO/SIF/5.R9
Dustable powder WHO/SIF/17.R8

PHOXIM [pdf 28kb]
Technical concentrate WHO/SIT/29.R2
Emulsifiable concentrate WHO/SIF/51.R2

PYRETHRUM [pdf 47kb]
WHO/SIT/7.R3


Replaced with specifications under the new procedure

  • ALPHACYPERMETHRIN (replaced in April 2006)
  • BENDIOCARB (replaced in December 2008)
  • BRODIFACOUM (replaced in April 2015)
  • CHLORPYRIFOS (replaced in October 2004)
  • CYFLUTHRIN (replaced in November 2004)
  • DELTAMETHRIN (replaced in April 2005)
  • DIFLUBENZURON (replaced in April 2005)
  • DIMETHOATE (replaced in April 2006)
  • ETOFENPROX (replaced in July 2007)
  • FENTHION (replaced in December 2006)
  • FENITROTHION (replaced in January 2010)
  • LAMBDA-CYHALOTHRIN (replaced in January 2004)
  • MALATHION (replaced in July 2004)
  • NICLOSAMIDE (replaced in November 2003)
  • PERMETHRIN (replaced in March 2009)
  • PIRIMIPHOS-METHYL (replaced in April 2006)
  • PROPOXUR (replaced in October 2005)
  • TEMEPHOS (replaced in September 2008)


Withdrawn

BIFENTHRIN
Time-limited interim specifications. Withdrawn May 2008

DEET
Withdrawn as obsolete specifications, August 2009

IODOFENPHOS
Withdrawn as obsolete specifications, July 2010

METHOXYCHLOR
Withdrawn as obsolete specifications, July 2010

TRICHLORFON
Withdrawn as obsolete specifications, July 2010