lead arsenate


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lead arsenate

[′led ′ärs·ən‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
Pb3(AsO4)2 Poisonous, water-insoluble white crystals; soluble in nitric acid; used as an insecticide.
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That's a problem because if something like a canister of DDT or lead arsenate corrodes and leaks into the soil, it stays there for a very long time.
Exposed[n(%)] OR (95% CI) Arsenic (a) Cases Noncases Crude Adjusted (b) Lead arsenate crop insecticide Never used 140(93.
Study on the carcinogenicity of lead arsenate and sodium arsenate and on the possible synergistic effect of diethylnitrosamine.
Ralph Miller was hired during the med fly program, and he and Yothers evaluated lead arsenate sprays for control of adult med flies.
Back in the 1930s, California sprayed lead arsenate at a rate as high as 2 pounds of active ingredient (AI) per tree--about 260 pounds AI per acre--and still did not succeed in eradicating walnut husk fruit fly infestations," explains Robert V.
However, the extensive use of lead arsenate in insect control has raised questions regarding the toxicity of these elements to plants and to animals feeding on sprayed or dusted plants.
In 1921, the first-ever aerial chemical application in the United States dropped lead arsenate dust over catalpa trees in Ohio.
THESE are the components of one of the pesticides commonly used in tobacco growing - lead arsenate - and both are found in cigarette smoke.