What are organophosphate pesticides?

Robbins, Christopher
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p35
Presents an edited excerpt from the book `Poisoned Harvest: A Consumer's Guide to Pesticide Use and Abuse'. Phosphorus and organic contents of organophosphate pesticides; Toxicity of parathion insecticide; Chlorine and bromine contents of bromophos, a contact insecticide against mites; Use of dichlorvos in household fly strips and flea collars; Dimethoate insecticide and acaricide used against mites, thrips and aphids on food crops.


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