Endosulfan is effective against a wide range of insects and certain mites on cereals, coffee, cotton, fruit, oilseeds, potato, tea, vegetable and other crops(1). It can also be used as a wood preservative.
. (tea vegetables fruits tobacco cotton)
Female rats appear to be 4–5 times more sensitive to the lethal effects of technical-grade endosulfan than male rats.
Heather Robert Endosulfan Pd.4
Endosulfan<br />By: Heather Robert<br />
What is it?<br />Endosulfan is an organ chlorine insecticide and acaricide, and acts as a contact poison in a wide variety of insects and mites. <br />
History<br />Endosulfan was developed around the year of 1950.<br />In 1954, Hoechst AG which was a German chemical life science company won the approval of USDA to have Endosulfan in the U.S.<br />
Uses<br />Used as a contact and stomach insecticide in a great number of food and non food crops.<br />Controls over 100 different insect pests<br />
What I learned<br />Extremely harmful to people if it comes in contact<br />It is used on vegetables fruits tobacco cotton and other farm crops similar to these.<br />
Reflection<br />Is the reason for using the molecule good enough to justify the use of that substance? <br /> Yes and No<br />It is good because it keeps the insects off of our food<br />It is bad because if it comes in contact with us it can be really harmful.<br />
Work Cited<br />http://www.oztoxics.org/cmwg/chemicals/rbapts_chem/Endosulfan.html<br />http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Chemical.jsp?Rec_Id=PC35085<br />http://extoxnet.orst.edu/pips/endosulf.htm<br />