Toxic effects of mosquito coil (a mosquito repellent) smoke on rats: I. Properties of the mosquito coil and its smoke

W.K. LIU, Ming Hung WONG, Y.L. MUI

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Abstract

The physical and chemical properties of the mosquito coil, a commonly used mosquito repellent in Asia and South America, were analysed. The smoke emitted from the burning mosquito coil consists of submicron particles (diameter less than 1 μm) coated with a considerable amount of heavy metals, allethrin and a wide range of organic vapors, such as phenol and o-cresol. Therefore, a lengthy exposure to this smoke will cause adverse effects on the consumers. Copyright © 1987 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
JournalToxicology Letters
Volume39
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1987

Citation

Liu, W. K., Wong, M. H., & Mui, Y. L. (1987). Toxic effects of mosquito coil (a mosquito repellent) smoke on rats: I. Properties of the mosquito coil and its smoke. Toxicology Letters, 39(2-3), 223-230. doi: 10.1016/0378-4274(87)90237-2

Keywords

  • Mosquito coil smoke
  • Insecticide
  • Organic vapor

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