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Bromoxynil and Trichloroethylene.

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Introduction

Bromoxynil Bromoxynil is a nitrile herbicide that is used for post-emergent control of annual broadleaved weeds. It is especially effective in the control of weeds in cereal, corn, sorghum, onions, flax, mint, turf, and on non-cropland. The compound works by inhibiting photosynthesis in the target plants. ...read more.

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Bromoxynil in field runoff is highly toxic to fish. It is also highly toxic to pheasants and is moderately toxic to hens, quail, and mallard ducks. Bromoxynil is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP), and is not registered for homeowner use. RUPs may be purchased and used only by certified applicators. ...read more.

Conclusion

The IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has determinded Trichloroethylene not to be classified as a human carcinogenic. The EPA has also developed regulations for the handling and disposal of Trichloroethylene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set an exposure limit of 100 parts of Trichloroethylene per million parts of air for an 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek. PCB'S - Polychlorinated Biphenyls ...read more.

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