An alternative fumigant, sulfuryl fluoride (SF), has demonstrated the ability to kill B.
Calibrations of the instrument's response to varying concentrations of methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride were used to determine the headspace concentrations during the fumigation.
On August 19, 2015, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) was notified by the Florida Poison Information Center Network and a local hospital of possible sulfuryl fluoride
poisonings affecting a family in Martin County, in southeastern Florida.
The requested service is tarpaulin method general fumigation using Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride
) gas for the elimination of insects and related pests, specifically Drywood Termites and egg stages.
The team discovered that Sulfuryl fluoride
(SO2F2), a gas commonly used to rid buildings of termites and other pests, is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere about 36 years, six to 10 times longer than previously thought.
Pesticide Residues Allowed on Foods
Five of the 15 toxicological monographs approved at the September 2005 meeting evaluate compounds for the first time: dimethanamid-P, fenhexamid, indoxacarb, novaluron, and sulfuryl fluoride
. The full evaluations of acceptable daily intake report the results of toxicological studies performed on mice, rats, dogs, and rabbits to test the toxicity of the pesticides.
A nylon tarp is draped around the entire building and a poisonous gas--usually Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride
)--is pumped inside.
(SF) fumigations were conducted in 10-liter glass chambers at six target concentrations (40 to 240 mg [liter.sup.-1]) at 15[degrees]C and 20[degrees]C for 24-, 48-, and 72-hour exposure times against 23 fungal species represented with 35 isolates.
The research, by University of California Irvine (UCI) researchers, discovered that Sulfuryl fluoride
stays in the atmosphere at least 30-40 years and perhaps as long as 100 years.
Fumigation of fresh logs with a fumigant (sulfuryl fluoride
) known to kill living parenchyma cells throughout the sapwood was successful in prevention of graystain in lumber after air-drying and planing.
Red beech logs harvested at the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand between 4 and 11 weeks prior were fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride
(as a methyl bromide replacement) and assessed for incidence of gray stain after normal commercial lumber processing.