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fu·mi·gant

(fyū'mi-gănt),
Any substance used in fumigation.

fumigant

(fyo͞o′mĭ-gənt)
n.
A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a pesticide or disinfectant.

fu·mi·gant

(fyū'mi-gănt)
A substance used in fumigation.

fumigant

(fū′mĭ-gănt) [L. fumigare, to make smoke]
An agent used in disinfecting a room. The substance produces fumes that are lethal to insects and rodents. Chemicals used include hydrogen cyanide gas, acrylonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, ethylene oxide, and methyl bromide.

CAUTION!

All of these chemicals are highly toxic, potentially lethal, and in some cases explosive. They should be used only by persons skilled in their application.
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The section of increment core remaining after the treated wood and fumigant assay segments were removed was used to detect the presence of decay fungi.
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Although VHP was the agent for the job, it had never been approved by the EPA as a fumigant, so Sgroi needed to get special permission to use it.
Scheffrahn indicates that emergency use of methyl bromide fumigant should not be affected by a looming phase-out of the gas.
Thermal treatment, which was said to be an effective but slow acting pest eradication, ozone generators, which can 'depest' a pallet in an hour or sterilize it in a 24 hours, were offered as an alternative to existing fumigants.
The fumigant is classified as among the most deadly toxins in agro-industrial use, which is why both the United Farm Workers and the Teamsters support bans on its use and production.
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The most effective fumigant, methyl bromide, was phased out in January 2005, although some uses are currently allowed under critical use exemptions (CUEs) and as treatments for meeting quarantine and preshipment (QPS) criteria.