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Synonyms for herbicide

a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth

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15, the Oregon Health Authority and the federal Centers for Disease Control told a mother in Lane County that test results show residues of 2,4-D, a powerful pesticide, in urine samples drawn from her and her children (as well as dozens of other members of her rural community).
In 2009, Dow AgroSciences, which makes 2,4-D, challenged Quebec's ban under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), seeking $2 million in damages.
In the present study, we have investigated the developmental consequences of 2,4-D contamination in plant tissue-culture glassware for three plant species; Arabidopsis thaliana, Petunia x hybrida and Solanum lycopersicum.
Embryos were added to a vials with food containing chlorophenoxy herbicides in the following concentrations (control, 1 [micro]M and 3mM 2,4-D or MCPA).
Concentrations of 2,4-D, for example, ranged from 400 parts per million parts water in the strongest solution to 0.
The impact of this decision should not be understated," said Jim Gray, executive director of the Industry Task Force II on 2,4-D Research Data.
These new varieties of GE corn and soybean, created partly due to proliferate weed resistance resulting from the widespread use of glyphosate (Roundup) on other GE crops, is set to usher in dramatic increases in 2,4-D use with associated health and environmental hazards, according to environmental scientists.
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the available biomonitoring data for 2,4-D from the United States and Canada and compared them with BE values to draw conclusions regarding the margin of safety for 2,4-D exposures within each population group.
Jim Gray, executive director of the industry task force II on 2,4-D research data, said, "After reviewing an unprecedented depth of scientific data and expert panel reviews regarding the impact 2,4-D may have on children, adults, animals and the environment, Health Canada determined the herbicide meets all of Canada's pesticide health and safety regulations, which are among the toughest and most stringent in the world.
Human lung fibroblasts were exposed to various concentrations of 2,4-D, MCPA, FGF 1, FGF6 and FGF10.
One chemical, commonly applied to eliminate Eurasian milfoil and other invasive weeds, is 2,4-D.
In 2011, a new 2,4-D product namely 2,4-D choline has been under industrial production by Dow AgroSciences.
Embryos were added to a vial containing food with chlorophenoxy herbicides in the following concentrations (1[micro]M and 3mM 2,4-D or MCPA and control).
OBJECTIVE: We estimated 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) exposure and systemic dose in farm family members following an application of 2,4-D on their farm.
Hayes of the National Cancer Institute report finding an overall 30 percent increase in malignant lymphoma -- the canine equivalent of non-Hodgkin's -- in dogs whose owners used 2,4-D on their lawns.