Tony Masefield tony at
Mon Jan 11 12:42:36 EST 1999

Pyrethrums are available from Kenya. Suggest you contact their trade
embassy. It's big business for them. They're produced from Chrysanthemums as
stated. In actual fact there are six active "Pyrethroids" occurring in two
groupings. They can be easily separated and identified by Gas Chromatograph.
They're generally used in "non-toxic" contact and surface insecticides.
However a synergist is sometimes also used in combination with pyrethrin
which is not so environmentally friendly!

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