Question of the Day – Tuesday December 4, 2018

Question – What currently phased out, odorless, colorless fumigant gas, used to control a wide variety of pests in agriculture and shipping, including fungi, weeds, insects, nematodes (or roundworms), and rodents, has been noted to be an important ozone depleting agent?

Answer – Methyl bromide (https://www.epa.gov/ods-phaseout/methyl-bromide; accessed November 2018)