from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon, C12H8OCl6, used as an insecticide.
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- n. A toxic chlorinated polycyclic epoxide sometimes used as a pesticide
To start with, the Stockholm Convention identified twelve top-priority POPs: eight pesticides (aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, and toxaphene); two industrial chemicals (the hexachlorobenzenes (HCBs) and the polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs); and two groups of industrial by-products (dioxins and furans).
The samples contained DDT and two break-down chemicals from that pesticide, plus the chemicals endrin, lindane, heptachlor, chlordane, toxaphene, aldrin and dieldrin.
Australia has already stopped producing and using most of the chemicals included in the agreement (aldrin, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, chlordane, HCB, heptachlor, toxaphene and PCBs).
With concern over toxic chemicals increasing, the use of endrin to control rodents has been discontinued in Ontario.
Treatment of seed with endrin, thiram, and a coloring agent is only a minor cost in the operation.
You can control the coffee berry borer with endrin.
Seeding projects proposing to use endrin must be reviewed with health and wildlife officials to avoid affecting the nontargeted animals).
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