Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1975) 22: 34- 41

Contamination of forest ecosystems by sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080).

Research Article
J. A. Peters  
  1. Protection Forestry Division, Forest Research Institute, New Zealand Forest Service, Rangiora.

Predictive and conceptual models are used to examine the contamination, toxicology, and residues of sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080) in relation to its application in vertebrate pest control programmes on forest and pastoral lands.
As a pesticide, the toxin appears to be neither mobile nor persistent. Exceedingly slender opportunities exist therefore for significant contamination of susceptible components of the environment.