Anvil Exposure: Overview

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Modified on 2009/10/14 21:37 by admin
Anvil is an insecticide used against adult mosquitoes in swamps, marshes, and recreational areas. Sumithrin, a synthetic pesticide, is its active ingredient. Anvil can also be used to kill pests in transport vehicles such as aircraft, ships, railroad cars and tractor trailers, and for institutional non-food use, use in homes and gardens, greenhouses and on pets. A debate is raging on the toxicity of Anvil. Proponents of its use in the fight against the West Nile Virus (a disease spread by mosquitoes) claim that Anvil breaks down rapidly in the environment and poses little risk to humans when used in low concentrations. However, environmentalists and some health professionals express concern about Anvil's long-term effects on humans. Children and individuals suffering from asthma or other respiratory illnesses are more at risk for developing health problems associated with Anvil exposure.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems because of Anvil exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Lung & Airway Disorders
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