Accession Number:

AD0840311

Title:

TOXICITY OF ORGANO-PHOSPHORUS COMPOUND IN COTTON PLANT FORAGE,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The spraying of plants, cotton in particular, to prevent the influence of numerous pests and illnesses has resulted in various residues which prove to be fatal to animals when the plant is later processed to fodder. Of these poisonous residues, those of organo-phosphorus compounds are of basic importance. Insecticides of octamethyl and mercaptophos were retained in plants for the greatest amount of time, and the contact active preparations of thiophos, methaphos and carbophos, the shortest. Octamethyl residues caused chronic poisoning in laboratory animals in loses of 0.1 mgkg. Mercaptophos residues were found in cotton leaves 50 days after treatment. Sheep were used for testing and it was discovered that weaker sheep in this case, pregnant were most susceptible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE