The Dangers of Chemical Insecticides – Aluminum Phosphide

2022-02-21T20:22:37-08:00February 21st, 2022|Agriculture|

Common agricultural insecticide being banned, alternatives emerging. A widely used, highly-regulated insecticide - Aluminum Phosphide - has a long history of accidental deaths. Aluminum phosphide is a stable substance, but when exposed to moisture it breaks down and releases a toxic gas called phosphine, which allows it to be used as a strong fumigant. [...]