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  • n  a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide

  • The culprit is methyl parathion, which has been used to combat pests like the boll weevil, scourge of the cotton fields.
  • That failed in 1961as did methyl parathion in 1963, and fenthion in 1968.
  • Meanwhile, the insecticide barrage had been augmented by dieldrin, parathion, heptachlor, malathion and other fearful compounds many times stronger than DDT, all of which the .

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