RE: NANFA-- rotenone effects

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 10 Oct 2000 08:38:08 -0700

Rotenone cause fishes to suffocate by preventing them from taking oxygen, so
there's no actual poison in the fish affecting its eating quality.

I don't know how it kills terrestrial insects when used as a pesticide, but
I wonder if the insecticide properties is the benefit the plant receives
from having such a toxic compound in its bark.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of > Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 7:35 AM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- rotenone effects > > > Rotenone was first developed by South American natives to kill > fish. It comes > from the sap of a plant that they would beat into the water upstream of a > likely hole of water and them they could just gather up the fish > down stream. > No, It doesn't effect humans, cooking or something I guess. > > Moon >

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