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Fipronil is an
insecticide discovered and developed by Rhône-Poulenc between
1985-87 and placed on the market in 1993.
effective against a variety of pests, there are concerns about its
environmental and human health effects.
in many industrialised and developing countries its, worldwide use
Fipronil has been classified as a Group C (Possible
Human) Carcinogen based on an increase in thyroid follicular cell
tumors in both sexes of the rat.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected areas with plenty of
soap and water.
Immediately irrigate with copious quantities of water for at least
15 minutes. Seek medical assistance.
swallowed immediately contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre
(telephone: 131126) and follow the advice given. Keep under medical
Do not attempt to
give anything by mouth to a semi-conscious or unconscious person.
Fipronil is commonly mixed into a monthly topical
product such as Frontline and is easy to apply.
Application is simple and
all it takes is a simple squirt onto the back of the pets neck.
Like advantage its mixed
with an oil carrier that will allow for easier spreading along the
rest of the animals body.
A new scientific study that marked honeybees with
radio-id chips to measure the impacts of ultra low dose of
neurotoxic systemic insecticides on the flight behavior of honeybees
found significant effects of the insecticide fipronil on the time to
return to the hive.
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