carbofuran

noun
car·​bo·​fur·​an | \ˌkär-bō-ˈfyu̇r-ˌan \

Definition of carbofuran 

: a highly toxic broad-spectrum carbamate pesticide C12H15NO3 used on crops

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Federal and state officials launched a summer-long crackdown driven in part by new concern over the increase in the use of the highly toxic pesticide carbofuran. Don Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Toxic pesticides found at most illegal California pot farms," 28 Aug. 2018 Some of the 13 bald eagles that were found dead on a Maryland farm more than two years ago were killed after ingesting a highly toxic pesticide, carbofuran, according to a federal report. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: EPA loses a tenth of its criminal investigators since Trump's election," 21 June 2018 According to the station, carbofuran was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 and that decision was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2011. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Report: 13 bald eagles found dead in Maryland died by poisoning," 21 June 2018 Edgell said this week that neither he nor his employees had ever used carbofuran. Karin Brulliard And Dana Hedgpeth, baltimoresun.com, "Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field in Maryland. This is what killed them.," 20 June 2018 Most alarming, Scott said, is the increasing use of carbofuran, a federally restricted insecticide so powerful that a teaspoon of it can kill a 600-pound African lion. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Illegal pot grows spread deadly pesticides, other hazards, despite change in law," 29 May 2018 The package turned out to be a poison trap full of carbofuran, a highly lethal neurotoxin. Johnny Magdaleno, Newsweek, "Mexican Drug Cartels May Use Legal Marijuana to Increase Their Presence in Northern California," 10 Jan. 2018 Growers use fertilizers and pesticides long restricted or banned in the United States, including carbofuran and zinc phosphide. Author: Sharon Bernstein, Alaska Dispatch News, "Toxic waste from illegal marijuana farms alarms authorities," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of carbofuran

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbofuran

carbo- + furan

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