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A polymer of acetaldehyde.
[meta- + aldehyde]
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Molluscicides are composed of metaldehyde, carbamates and phosphate iron, but their use in urban, agricultural or natural environments requires legal authorization from the Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria (ANVISA), Ministerio da Agricultura, Pecuaria e Abastecimento (MAPA) and Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais e Renovaveis (IBAMA).
Synthetic pesticides like metaldehyde (2,4,6,8-tetramethyl-1,3,5,7-tetraoxacyclooctane) and niclosamide (2,5-dichloro-4-nitrosalicyanilide) are commonly used molluscicides targeting the GAS.
A Jack Russell Terrier named Jimbo became seriously ill when he ate slug baits containing metaldehyde, a pesticide toxic to mammals and birds.
Environmental impact of two molluscicides: niclosamide and metaldehyde in a rice paddy ecosystem.
Molluscicides Market by Source (Chemical Molluscicides, Biological Molluscicides), Type (Metaldehyde, Methiocarb, Ferrous Phosphate), Method of Application (Sprays, Powders, Pellets), Application, and by Region - Global Forecast to 2021
The scientists noted that the worms strongly preferred the metaldehyde or iron pellets to other forms of the bait (liquid or granular).
Commercial baits are toxic to snails and slugs, but some varieties -- especially those containing metaldehyde -- can be harmful to children and pets.
"In the posts, it clearly states that the poison is believed to be Strychnine or Metaldehyde, and the key word here is aACAybelieved to be' because there has not been any autopsy to confirm this," said Elmahi Gubran, public health pest studies specialist at Dubai Municipality.
Pellets containing metaldehyde are the most effective chemical control but do use them sparingly to avoid damage to wild bird populations, pets and contamination of water courses.
DonAAEt use any product universally or haphazardly.For slugs, products containing iron phosphate are replacing metaldehyde products.