Carbofuran is one of the most toxic carbamate pesticides. It is marketed under the trade names Furadan, by FMC Corporation and Curater, among several others. Furadan, Bay , Curaterr, D , ENT , Yaltox, Furacarb (25). Carbofuran is highly toxic by inhalation and ingestion and moderately toxic by. Toxicological Characteristics Current available acute toxicological studies on carbofuran show the following: Acute oral toxicity: rat, LD50 mg/kg;.

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carbofuran (Furadan) Chemical Fact Sheet 6/84

Lethal dose or concentration LDLC:. Due to nonregistration of 4 carcinogenic chemicals used on crops not listed in the Dangerous Substances Act of Thailandvegetables with residues of methomylcarbofuran, dicrotophosand EPN were taken off supermarket shelves in July Acetylcholine metabolism and transport modulators. Retrieved 11 August Carbofuran has been illegally used to intentionally poison wildlife not only in the US, Canada and Great Britain; poisoned wildlife have included coyotes, kites, golden eagles and buzzards.


Environmental Protection Agency in[14] it was blamed for millions of bird deaths per year. Kenya is considering banning carbofuran, [11] furadaj it is legal to buy over-the-counter in Kenya.

Carbofuran – Wikipedia

The technical or chemical name of carbofuran is 2,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethylbenzofuranyl methylcarbamate and its CAS number is Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors Carbamate insecticides Benzofurans Phenol esters Insecticides Female reproductive toxicants. Carbofuran is banned in Canada and the European Union. Chemical Research in Toxicology. Retrieved from ” https: Secondary fatal poisoning of domestic and wild animals has been documented, [15] [16] specifically, raptors bald eagles and golden eaglesdomestic dogs, raccoonsvultures and other scavengers.

Hemicholinium-3 hemicholine Triethylcholine Enhancers: It is classified as an extremely hazardous substance in the United States as defined in Section of the U. The main global producer is the FMC Corporation.

Highly soluble in N-methylpyrrolidone, dimethylformamidedimethyl sulfoxideacetoneacetonitrilemethylene chloridecyclohexanonebenzeneand xylene toxiciy.

By using this site, you agree to tocicity Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Other names Furadan, Curater, Furacarb. The piece suggested that Furadan was a serious threat to the future of the lion population in Africa.

These alterations may consequently lead to serious reproductive problems following repeated exposure. It is manufactured by the reaction of methyl isocyanate with 2,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethylhydroxybenzofuran. Carbofuran is known to be particularly toxic to birds. In its granular form, a single grain will kill a bird. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Asoxime chloride Methoxime Obidoxime Pralidoxime Trimedoxime bromide.


Retrieved 5 June This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat In a number of publicized incidents worldwide, carbofuran has also been used to poison domestic pets. Before the granular form was banned by U.

Toxicology mechanisms and methods.

Furadam from the original on May 28, Carbofuran also has contact activity against pests. Carbofuran usage has increased in recent years because it is one of the few insecticides effective on soybean aphidswhich have expanded their range since to include most soybean-growing regions of the U.


However in developing countries, occupational exposure to the Carbofuran and resultant carbofuran-serum protein labeling has been reported that impacts human health and well-being. LD 50 median dose. Carbofuran exhibits toxicity mediated by the same mechanism as that of the notorious V-series nerve agents and presents a risk to human health.

In Kenyafarmers are using carbofuran to kill lions and other predators.

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