Teratologic assessment of maleic hydrazide and daminozide
and formulations of ethoxyquin, thiabendazole and naled in rats.
In perhaps its most famous fight, Mothers & Others, with actress Meryl Streep as spokesperson, led a campaign in the late 1980s against the use of the chemical daminozide
Alar, or daminozide
, had been subjected to numerous tests that found it to be non-carcinogenic.
I think I was less hysterical than others, but I basically said the EPA said this chemical, daminozide
, which is used to keep the apples fresh longer, has been shown to cause cancer in rats - and just saying that will terrify some people.
The report, which originated with the Natural Resources Defense Council, was highly critical of the use of the chemical daminozide
, often called by its trade name, Alar.
Yet, when the public perceives a problem, such as it did with the use of daminozide
(also known by the brand name Alar) on apples, grocers inevitably suffer.
New calculations showed that children face an especially serious cancer risk from eating produce containing residues of agricultural chemicals, such as the daminozide
used on apples (135: 133).
The Wellness Letter believes that the risk from daminozide
today does not call for giving up apples.
is suspected of causing cancer, and that's bad news for children, who drink large amounts of apple juice.
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).
Segundo este autor, em geral, a aplicacao de inibidores de crescimento, como o daminozide
e paclobutrazol, resulta em menor incidencia de "bitter pit" e outros disturbios fisiologicos.
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Last year's controversy over daminozide
, the growth-controlling chemical that was widely used on apples, was not defused until the U.
sales of daminozide
(Alar) for use on food products.
The segment focused on apples and apple products containing residues of the growth regulator, daminozide
, which is marketed by Uniroyal Chemical Co.