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  • noun An insecticide containing a naphthalene-derived compound.

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Examples

  • As a result of new experiments, the manufacturers of timber preservatives have developed alternative products some of which are also suspected to be harmful and the use of a series of preservative substances (such as aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin and some arsenic compounds, to name a few) is officially prohibited in several countries.

    3. Innovative technologies related to the increased utilization of low-energy building materials

  • Other pesticides such as aldrin, used against termites, conform to a ban imposed six years ago, he said.

    SciDev.Net

  • 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 STORY OF STUFF

  • 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 STORY OF STUFF

  • 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 STORY OF STUFF

  • 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 STORY OF STUFF

  • Silent Spring (1963), which consisted of a number of essays earlier published in the New Yorker magazine detailing how pesticides such as DDT, aldrin and deildrin concentrated through the food web.

    Environmental Ethics

  • Urban bombardment: Further, Carson feared that as insects mutated into superbugs, general aerial spraying of insecticides would become an everyday event, as, in 1959, parts of Detroit were dusted from low-flying planes with aldrin, a broad toxic since banned, in an attempt to control the Japanese beetle.

    Averting A Death Foretold

  • The samples contained DDT and two break-down chemicals from that pesticide, plus the chemicals endrin, lindane, heptachlor, chlordane, toxaphene, aldrin and dieldrin.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The samples contained DDT and two break-down chemicals from that pesticide, plus the chemicals endrin, lindane, heptachlor, chlordane, toxaphene, aldrin and dieldrin.

    Archive 2005-01-01

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