Paraquat


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Paraquat

™ a yellow extremely poisonous soluble solid used in solution as a weedkiller

paraquat

[′par·ə‚kwät]
(organic chemistry)
[CH3(C5H4N)2CH3]·2CH3SO4 A yellow, water-soluble solid, used as a herbicide.
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The hydrolyzed product was the sodium salt of CS45-g-PAA (CS45-g-PANa), which was used to absorb paraquat from aqueous solution.
Experimental treatments included planting date in 3 levels of: 2nd of October, 17th of October and 1st of November, amount of paraquat in 3 levels of 0.
Density ratios being used for Paraquat and 2, 4-D were 5 ppm, 15 ppm, 20 ppm, 25 ppm and 50 ppm.
Paraquat ingestion, even one or two gulps, is potentially deadly.
Paraquat was banned in 2007 and even tiny amounts can be fatal.
In Malaysia, a ban on paraquat was imposed in 2002, but later lifted in 2006.
So yes, chum, your stomach does look big in that and no, I don't think you're sexy so stop leering at that young bird with her boobs hanging out and if you tell me that joke again, I shall put paraquat in your tea.
Long-term exposure to paraquat leads to scarring of the lungs, and heart and kidney damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.