famphur

famphur

[′fam·fər]
(organic chemistry)
C10H16NO5PS2 A crystalline compound with a melting point of 55°C; slightly soluble in water; used as an insecticide for lice and grubs of reindeer and cattle.
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(42) In 1988, 5 separate incidences of wild bird mortality were associated with famphur, an organophosphate.
Case histories of wild birds killed intentionally with famphur in Georgia and West Virginia.
However, significantly elevated risks for leukemia of >2.0 were seen for exposure to specific animal insecticides including the organophosphates crotoxyphos (OR = 11.1), dichlorvos (OR = 2.0), famphur (OR = 2.2), and the natural product pyrethrins (OR = 3.7), and the chlorinated hydrocarbon methoxychlor (OR = 2.2).