methyl bromide

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a poisonous gas or liquid (CH3Br) used to fumigate rodents, worms, etc

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Also, there is mounting concern among some scientists that the most commonly used fumigant, methyl bromide (bromomethane), is a carrier of bromine to the stratosphere where it can participate in a series of ozone-depleting chemical reactions (Ristaino and Thomas, 1997).
Despite the availability of a DALY factor for bromomethane, DALY-based impacts are not presented for this compound because the limited available concentration data (New York State Department of Health 2006) appear more indicative of a local outdoor source than of general conditions in U.S.
Black polyethylene mulch (1.5 m wide), trickle irrigation tubing, and methyl bromide (bromomethane) fumigation were all applied in a single operation in mid-August each year.
Chemicals: benzene, bisphenol A epoxy resins, boron and its compounds, bromomethane, water-soluble copper salts (excluding complex salt), cyclohexylamine, dioxins, ethylbenzene, ethylene, ethylene glycol, ethylene glycol ethyl ether, formaldehyde, hydrogen fluoride and its water-soluble compounds, lead and its compounds, manganese and its compounds, nickel compounds, di-n-octyl phthalate, toluene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, xylene