fluoroacetamide

fluoroacetamide

a rodenticide, also used in control of rabbits. Odorless, tasteless and soluble in water and has excellent credentials as a rodenticide but is dangerous for other species including farm livestock and even humans. Signs of poisoning in dogs include extreme excitation, hyperirritability, crazy running and tonic-clonic convulsions. In horses and ruminants there are no signs of nervous excitation, death occurring as a result of cardiac failure manifested by tachycardia and cardiac arrhythmia. Called also Compound 1081.
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Examples include fluoroacetate and fluoroacetamide, which inhibit the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and alkyl acids that inhibit the transport and/or oxidation of fats.
The Convention's list includes the following hazardous pesticides: 2,4,5- T, aldrin, binapacryl, captafol, chlordane, chlordimeform, chlorobenzilate, DDT, DNOC and its salts, ethylene dichloride, ethylene oxide 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB), dieldrin, dinoseb, fluoroacetamide, HCH, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, lindane, mercury compounds, monocrotophos, parathion, pentachlorophenol and toxaphene, plus certain formulations of methamidophos, methyl-parathion, and phosphamidon, as well as dustable-powder formulations containing a combination of benomyl at or above 7 per cent, carbofuran at or above 10 per cent and thiram at or above 15 per cent.
Table 2 List of the Thirty-One Substances Covered by the Rotterdam PIC Convention Pesticides Industrial chemicals 2,4,5-T Crocidolite Aldrin (a) Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (a) Binapacryl Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) (a) Captafol Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCT) (a) Chlorobenzilate Tris(2,3dibromopropyl) phosphate Chlordane (a) Chlordimeform DDT (a) Dieldrin (a) Dinoseb and dinoseb salts 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB) Ethylene dichloride Ethylene oxide Fluoroacetamide HCH (a) Heptachlor (a) Hexachlorobenzene (a) Lindane (a) Mercury compounds Toxaphene (a) Pentachlorophenol Methyl-parathion Methamidophos Monocrotophos Parathion Phosphamidon Source: Adapted from Annex III of the convention.