Mirex chemical review


Mirex, an organochlorine available as the product Mirant, was a termiticide used to control the giant termite Mastotermes darwiniensis in horticultural crops and amenity trees in northern Australia.

No formal review of mirex was conducted, as there was only one registered product available and because it was destined for eventual phase-out because of Australia’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Furthermore, the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries developed alternative methods to control the giant termite without using mirex.

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