A poison used to kill rodents.
- Many farmers use rodenticides - strong chemical poisons - to kill rats and other crop-damaging rodents.
- Anticoagulant rodenticides all kill by inhibiting the process in which the liver produces clotting agents in the blood.
- Nearly 100,000 human exposures to pesticides were reported in 2003, about a fifth of those involved rodenticides, or rat poisons.
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