Saturday, December 02, 2017 by Zoey Sky
Imazalil is a systemic imidazole fungicide and is more commonly known as Enilconazole. It is used to control different kinds of fungi on fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals, such as powdery mildew on cucumber and black spot on roses. Imazalil is also used as a seed dressing and for post-harvest treatment of citrus, bananas, and other fruit to minimize storage decay.
Imazalil is a general use pesticide, and it appears as a yellow-brown oily solid. The fungicide is compatible with many other types of pesticides.
Imazalil is classified as a moderately toxic compound and carries the signal word WARNING on the label. It is supplied in a variety of formulations for use as a foliar spray or seed treatment.
Imazalil is toxic if swallowed, and it can cause serious eye damage. It is harmful if inhaled. Imazalil is very toxic to aquatic life, with long-lasting effects. Sensitive individuals exposed to imazalil have shown symptoms of contact dermatitis.
Test animals have experienced symptoms such as goose flesh (or goosebumps) due to the excitation of hair follicles, muscle incoordination/ataxia, reduced arterial tension, tremors, and vomiting.
Exposure to imazalil can have negative effects on the respiratory system. A case of palatal and nasal infection with Alternaria was treated with imazalil at oral doses up to 1200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight (mg/kg bw) administered topically and orally. While the drug was tolerated, it was found to be bitter and unpleasant with an aftertaste lasting for hours. Nausea occurred at high doses (800 mg).
Imazalil is a fungicide used to control a wide range of fungi including Tilletia and Helminthosporium spp. on fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals. It is used to control pests such as powdery mildew, blackspot, storage rots, and leaf stripe. Imazalil is often applied on fruit such as citrus, and it is also applied on cucumbers, roses, barley, and wheat.
Refrain from purchasing the fruits and fruit products listed below, which can have traces of the fungicide. Try to buy organic produce to ensure that they are free from harmful chemicals.
Some manufacturers and suppliers of products using imazalil include:
Some of the products using this active include:
Always wear the proper protective gear when handling imazalil and consult your EHS (environment, health, and safety) staff for recommendations.
Imazalil is a systemic imidazole fungicide commonly known as Enilconazole.
Exposure to imazalil can have negative effects on the respiratory system.
Imazalil is used to control pests such as powdery mildew and blackspot, and it is often applied on cucumbers, roses, barley, and wheat.
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