Inorganic pesticides

Inorganic pesticides include arsenic, copper sulfates, lead, mercury

Modes of action:

Synthetic organometallics

Synthetic organometallics include methylmercury which we discussed in the last class on heavy metals. Often used as fungicides, they have been replaced by safer substitutes.

Methyl mercury is volatile and fat soluble, thus it can be absorbed through the skin, GI tract, pulmonary system.

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