Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An insecticide containing a naphthalene-derived compound, C12H8Cl6.

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  • n. An insecticide containing a naphthalene-derived compound.

Etymologies

After Kurt Alder.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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).

    Australia to Sign Agreement to Reduce Toxic Pollution - Media release - Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Rice root worm, Donacia provostii, also affects the crop in some areas, but effective control is reported to be obtained by a pre-planting application of aldrin at the rate of 1-2 kg/ha.

    Chapter 22

  • In countries where aldrin is not permitted carbofuran at 5 kg/ha or chlorpyrifos at

    Chapter 22

  • Dusting the plant setts with 2 per cent aldrin or 0.5 per cent gamma-HCH will normally prevent attack.

    Chapter 37

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