Declining frog numbers linked to organochlorine pesticide still used in South Africa

23 May 2012

Quite a few articles are doing the rounds about an organochlorine (DDT family) agrochemical fungicide with the chemical name chlorothalonil.  A recent research paper has linked it to serious impacts on a range of aquatic organisms, a claim refuted (obviously) by the manufacturers.  Apparently this compound is still registered for use in South Africa (?)

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