Living With Restricted Use Pesticides

The Amarillo Globe News has reported tragic deaths of 4 children after exposure to phosphine gas. Phosphine is a toxic gas that inhibits cellular respiration; it acts at the same enzyme target site as cyanide. Pesticide formulations for phosphine release typically are pellets or tablets of aluminum phosphide called “phostoxin”. Phostoxin is a restricted use pesticide, available only to trained licensed pesticide applicators. It is considered a too dangerous for the general public to…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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