Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by Janine Acero
An entry in the online chemistry database PubChem notes that cyproconazole can cause serious eye damage, is harmful when swallowed or inhaled, and may damage fertility or the unborn child. In addition, it is highly toxic to aquatic organisms with long-term effects.
Based on animal tests with mice, cyproconazole can cause hepatocellular adenomas and carcinomas, liver hypertrophy, increased liver weight and cell proliferation, single-cell necrosis and fat vacuolation.
Cyproconazole has been categorized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen.
Cyproconazole may affect the adrenals, kidneys and liver, based on experimental doses in animal models.
Cyproconazole is used to control fungal pathogens such as spetoria, net blotch, brown rust, yellow rust, eyespot, powdery mildews, chocolate spot, ear disease and glume blotch.
Cyproconazole residues may be found in a wide range of plants and crops, including lettuce, sugar beets, wheat, sorghum, rye, mustard greens, collar greens, radish, carrots, spinach, barley, grapes, apples, peaches, coffee, leek, beans, oilseed rape, melons, peas, triticale, oats, maize, soybeans, almonds and peanuts.
Handlers, mixers and applicators of cyproconazole may be exposed to its fumes in the workplace. The following are some protective measures to avoid any contact with cyproconazole:
Avoid the following products that contain cyproconazole as an active ingredient:
Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta are some manufacturers that supply products that contain cyproconazole.
Cyproconazole is both a prevention and treatment fungicide used against brown rust, yellow rust, eyespot and powdery mildew, to name a few.
Cyproconazole is harmful when swallowed or inhaled. It can also cause serious eye irritation and may damage fertility or the unborn child.
Avoid products that contain cyproconazole such as Alto Elite, Caddy 240EC, Priori Xtra and Quadris Xtra, among others.
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