[Dow Chemical] A brand name for a Fumigant. Used from about 1962 to 1967, Dowfume G was a mixture of ethylene dichloride, ethylene dibromide, and carbon tetrachloride. The liquid mixture was placed in open cups inside storage rooms. It is no longer used because of its toxicity.
- Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
- Human carcinogen.
- Ethylene dichloride is flammable and vapors are explosive.
Resources and Citations
- L. Goldberg, A History Of Pest Control Measures In The Anthropology Collections, National Museum Of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, JAIC (35):23-43, 1996
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988