Rosen, "The Death of Daminozide
," in Pesticides and Alternatives, ed.
The controversy was triggered after Alar -- the trade name for daminozide
, a chemical used to make apples crisper and more colorful -- was branded as a possible carcinogen by an anti-insecticide lobby calling itself the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
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(Alar), ethylene dibromide and heptachlor are among the pesticides that can no longer be used in the United States but are still detected in food.
sales of daminozide
(Alar) for use on food products.
Interim data from a new study show that a metabolite of daminozide
-- a plant-growth regulator used primarily on apples -- causes blood-vessel tumors in mice, according to Jack Moore, acting deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Since EPA first proposed banning daminozide
in 1985 (SN: 9/7/85, p.
Take apple juice, a childhood favorite that has been found to contain daminozide
, a suspected carcinogen, and its more potent metabolite UDMH SN: 9/7/85, p.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided not to pursue an immediate ban on daminozide
, a plant-growth regulator that the agency suspects may be a potent carcinogen (SN:9/7/85, p.
Now, the panel reports, the studies on which EPA based its claim that daminozide
was a likely human carcinogen do not support EPA's assessment of a health risk.
In the United States, 75 percent of all daminozide
, the carcinogenic plant-growth regulator that the Environmental Protection Agency will seek to ban (SN: 9/7/85, p.