(5) Researchers from the California Environmental Protection Agency had also previously hypothesized that the release of butyl mercaptan
, a known degradation product of cotton defoliants, may have contributed to an increased proportion of respiratory-related mortality in cotton-growing areas of the San Joaquin Valley.
Not that you'd care alter being doused, but skunk spray is, technically speaking, a musk made mostly of butyl mercaptan
, a highly smelly sulfur compound that also is used in industrial applications.
To be fair to the lads, their speciality is a cocktail of 80% tertiary butyl mercaptan
and 20% dimethyl sulphide.