zinc phosphide


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zinc phos·phide

Zn3P2; used as a bait poison for the extermination of rats and mice.
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zinc phosphide

A toxic pesticide that releases hydrogen phosphide after exposure to water. Its chemical formula is Zn3P2.
See also: phosphide
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There are significant numbers of studies detailing the effects, treatment, and prognosis of poisoning with aluminum phosphide and other rodenticides, but zinc phosphide has not been that elaborately studied.
Islamabad (32[degrees] 29' 41.2" N and 52[degrees]16' 10.9" E) and Gishi (32[degrees] 29' 19.1" N and 52[degrees] 21' 13.8" E) were selected as intervention areas for phostoxin and zinc phosphide, respectively and Vartoon (32[degrees] 50' 07.5" N and 52[degrees] 06' 51.9" E) and Parvaneh-Aliabadchi (32[degrees] 47' 46.2" N and 51[degrees] 58' 27.2" E) were selected as control areas.
Nanoparticles of zinc phosphide have been created before but they were chunky and not very uniform.
The study suggested that 2% zinc phosphide can be used by using groundnut - maize (1:1) as bait base and 5% saccharin, at least for the initial control campaign of this mammal pest species.
"Symptoms shown by the patients also conform with zinc phosphide (poisoning)."
Keywords: Anticoagulants, groundnut, Pakistan, rats, rodenticides, zinc phosphide
' Rat poison in drugs at Chhattisgarh camp' CHHATTISGARH health authorities on Friday said medicines contaminated with rat poison zinc phosphide could have led to the death of 14 women who underwent tubectomy at government sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district.
Consumption of zinc phosphide impregnated guava bait, offered after three days of pre-baiting with guava, exhibited a decline and no bait was consumed on 3rd day of poison baiting.