Rat poison and food security in the People’s Republic of China: focus on tetramethylene disulfotetramine (tetramine)

@article{Croddy2004RatPA,
  title={Rat poison and food security in the People’s Republic of China: focus on tetramethylene disulfotetramine (tetramine)},
  author={Eric Croddy},
  journal={Archives of Toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={78},
  pages={1-6}
}
The last several years have seen a large number of mass poisonings in mainland China, particularly those caused by illicit rodenticides. One rat poison, tetramine (tetramethylene disulfotetramine) is responsible for a great percentage of death and injury in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Tetramine is an acutely toxic substance with human oral toxicity estimated as low as 0.1 mg/kg, and is widely available in open markets in mainland China—this despite being prohibited for manufacture or… CONTINUE READING

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