What Does Methyl Bromide Mean?
Methyl bromide is a restricted use pesticide that was introduced in 1932 and first registered in the United States in 1961. The chemical is a colorless, odorless, non flammable gas. It is in products such as Celfume, Brom-o-Gas, MeBr, MB, Embafume, Zytox, Terr-o-Gas, and Methogas.
The EPA has scheduled a phaseout of the pesticide by the year 2000. It is classified as an ozone-depleting chemical and is under the Clean Air Act. It is often used as a gas fumigant against rodents, weeds, termites, insects, soil-borne diseases, and nematodes.