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  • n. A highly toxic carbamate pesticide used on field crops.


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  • Locals, frustrated by lions killing their livestock, have taken to poisoning the great cats using a common pesticide in Kenya called carbofuran, known commercially as Furadan.

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  • The EPA is in the process of banning uses of carbofuran, which is sold under various trade names including Furadan.


  • Herders living on the fringe of parks such as the Masai Mara are said to be using a tasteless and odourless chemical known as carbofuran, which, when eaten by animals, leads first to paralysis and then death over the course of 24 to 36 hours.

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  • Application of pesticides such as carbofuran to crops can result in as many as 17 bird kills for every five acres treated, the Center says.


  • A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency S.ientific Advisory Panel noted that information about the temporal pattern of feeding was a key variable for understanding exposure to and risk from pesticides, especially pesticides that are rapidly metabolized such as carbofuran

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Restrictions on the use of some highly toxic chemicals such as carbofuran in the United States has almost certainly reduced the level of acute risk to birds

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Kenyan conservationists are making gains in their push to have Furadan, a carbofuran-based pesticide that has so far caused the death of 76 lions, banned in the country.

    Global Voices in English » Kenyans Race to Get Furadan Banned

  • Furadan, or carbofuran, made by the Philadelphia-based company FMC Corporation, is exceedingly toxic.

    Diane Dulken: The Fall and Potential Rise of Africa's Lion Populations

  • "The results showed that the stomach contents of the hippo and lion tested positive for carbofuran," said Brian Heath, the head of Mara

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There is no question that carbofuran exacts a toll on wildlife: A 2006 EPA document examining the pesticide's environmental effects found that if a flock of mallard ducks wandered into an alfalfa field within a week after the chemical was applied, 84 percent of the birds would die.

    EPA Moves To Ban Potentially Dangerous Pesticide From Domestic And Imported Food - The Consumerist


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