Latest Sulfuryl fluoride Stories

2014-02-05 23:28:55

A variety of businesses in the Temecula Valley, some of them competitors, joined Black Knight in donating their services to help the local Boys and Girls Club fumigate its building. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Boys and Girls Club of Temecula Valley has been an important part of this Southern California community and served the needs of local kids for generations. Recently, the Club found itself in need of pest control services, so Board Member Tony Berardino contacted Jeff...

2014-01-30 00:20:41

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farm Bill that the House passed today and the Senate will vote on contains a provision that overrides a ruling by EPA that the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride leaves unsafe levels of fluoride on food, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). The aggregate dose that children receive from these residues along with the fluoride from other sources, including fluoridated water and dental products, exceeds EPA's safe reference dose...

2010-01-26 09:46:44

A study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides new information about the rates at which three of the most powerful greenhouse gases are destroyed by a chemical reaction that takes place in the upper atmosphere. The three compounds are potentially important because they absorb infrared energy in the so-called "atmospheric window" region "“ at wavelengths where other major greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide allow radiation...

2009-03-12 11:49:00

U.S. scientists have discovered a fumigant pumped into tented houses to kill pests remains in the atmosphere six to 10 times longer than previously thought. Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers at the University of California-San Diego said the greenhouse gas most often used to rid buildings of termites, rodents and other pests -- sulfuryl fluoride -- remains in the atmosphere about 36 years. A Scripps team led by Jens Muhle found the concentration of the gas rose at a rate of 4...

2009-03-10 14:55:00

Sulfuryl fluoride, a compound developed to phase out the use of methyl bromide in fumigants has been implicated as a possibly significant contributing factor for greenhouse warming, according to an international team of researchers. Methyl bromide has been used to control insect infestations in grain storage facilities. As methyl bromide use was being reduced under the Montreal Protocol because of its detrimental effects on the environment, scientists introduced sulfuryl fluoride as its...

2009-01-22 08:54:28

Sulfuryl fluoride stays in atmosphere at least 30 years, finds UCI study An insecticide used to fumigate termite-infested buildings is a strong greenhouse gas that lives in the atmosphere nearly 10 times longer than previously thought, UC Irvine research has found. Sulfuryl fluoride, UCI chemists discovered, stays in the atmosphere at least 30-40 years and perhaps as long as 100 years. Prior studies estimated its atmospheric lifetime at as low as five years, grossly underestimating the global...

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