fipronil


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fipronil

(fip-rō'nil),
A phenylpyrazole parasiticide agent that is available as pourable topical solution and spray for flea and tick infestation in dogs and cats; mechanism of action is to disrupt chloride passage through gamma amino butyric acid-mediated channels in nerve cell membranes, resulting in terminal neurologic malfunction. Commercial solutions are flammable.

fipronil

a reversible GABA-receptor inhibitor that acts on the nervous system of insects. Used topically in flea control programs.
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YOU may remember that last month millions of eggs were pulled from supermarket shelves in more than a dozen European countries, including here in Wales, after it was discovered that some had been contaminated with the potentially harmful insecticide Fipronil.
Insecticide Fipronil is considered to be moderately toxic and can result in organ damage in humans if ingested in elevated quantities.
Since 2000, several new non-repellant soil termiticides have been introduced on the market, such as Fipronil, a phenyl pyrazole (Aventis Corp, 2001), Imidacloprid, a chloronicotinyl (Bayer Corp, 2000), and Chlorfenapyr, a pyrrole (BASF Corp, 2001).
TAP) - Eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil have been discovered in 40 countries, including 24 of the European Union's 28 member states, German news agency DPA reported on Tuesday, without citing its sources.
Vytenis Andriukaitis, the official in charge of health and food safety for the European Commission, said in Estonia that only four countries in the 28-nation EU have not had eggs tainted by the pesticide Fipronil, considered a health hazard if consumed in large quantities.
At the height of the crisis, shops cleared shelves of thousands of sandwiches and egg salads feared to be tainted with fipronil.
At the height of the crisis, supermarkets cleared shelves of thousands of egg sandwiches and salads feared to be tainted with Fipronil.
Cette annonce survient alors que se multiplient les controles dans le cadre de la crise des oeufs contamines au fipronil.
MORE egg products that might contain the powerful insecticide Fipronil have been taken off the shelves.
Until now products with a short shelf life, such as salads and sandwiches made with eggs possibly contaminated with fipronil, have been scrapped.
The scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has spread to 18 European countries and even as far away as Hong Kong.
Manama: Bahrain yesterday banned imports of eggs from countries shaken by the fipronil scandal.