CAMPHOR LAUREL TOXINS AND BIOCIDAL BY-PRODUCTS

Proof of cumulative toxification of fauna, waterways and humans

Active chemical constituent in order of occurence % Toxic to humans Pollutes streams Kills or repels small bird spp. Paralyzes large native birds Sterilizes bird species Kills fish and frogs Kills or repels platypus etc Kills or toxifies koalas Kills (acute/long term) possums Believed to sterilise/toxify fruit bats Sterilises flora spp.
NARCOTICS
Camphor * * * * * * * * * *
Napthalene * * * * * * * *
Vanillin * * * * * *
Benzene * * * * * * * * *
ALKALOIDS
Reticulene * * * * * *
Laurelitsene * *
Cinnamolaurine * * * *
CYTOTOXINS
Camphorin * * * * ? * * *
Cinnamomin * * * * * *
CARCINOGENS
Benzeno-compounds * *
Safrole * * * * * *
VOLATILES/BIOCIDES
Camphene * * *
Heliotropin * * * * * * *
Limonene * * *
1,8-cineole * * * * * *
Pinenes (2) * * * * * * *
Phellandrene * * * * * * *
Terpineol * * *
Thujene * * * * * * *
Sterol (in streams) *

Key: * proven toxic * believed toxic * known biocide