Fatality associated with inhalation of a pyrethrin shampoo

J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1994;32(4):457-60. doi: 10.3109/15563659409011049.


A fatality associated with the inhalational exposure to a pyrethrin insecticide is described. Death was attributed to sudden irreversible bronchospasm. While less severe allergic reactions have been reported, this is the first death associated with pyrethrin inhalation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Adult
  • Asthma / complications
  • Bronchial Spasm / chemically induced*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Hair Preparations / poisoning
  • Humans
  • Pyrethrins / poisoning*


  • Hair Preparations
  • Pyrethrins