Exposure Routes

Ways in which we can be exposed to Nasty Substances

Common to all of us is Home, Workplace, School, Travel and Leisure. These are all potential Exposure Routes to Toxic Chemicals and other Toxins that enter us via our Breathing, Skin and Gut.

Pesticides | Used or Pending Approval in EU


  • MAIN CATEGORY: Pesticides
  • SUB CATEGORY: Used or Pending Approval in EU
  • DESCRIPTION: EU Pesticides database - European Commission - Approved or Pending 2015 A 'pesticide' is something that prevents, destroys, or controls a harmful organism ('pest') or disease, or protects plants or plant products during production, storage and transport. The term includes, amongst others: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, acaricides, nematicides, molluscicides, rodenticides, growth regulators, repellents, rodenticides and biocides. They contain at least one active substance and have one of the following functions: • protect plants or plant products against pests/diseases, before or after harvest • influence the life processes of plants (such as substances influencing their growth, excluding nutrients) • preserve plant products • destroy or prevent growth of undesired plants or parts of plants They may also contain other components including safeners and synergists. EU countries authorise plant protection products on their territory and ensure compliance with EU rules.
  • DATA SOURCES: Each Toxin Profile contained within this Exposure Route shows a full list of data sources.
  • LAST UPDATE: 26/04/2018 8:00:14 PM

Spread the word

These Exposure Routes are ONLY based on peer-reviewed evidence. Everyone benefits from knowing this stuff. Please Share.



Do you have time, expertise, knowledge or just raw passion to have less toxins in your life and the world. We would love your help. The form here (excel spreadsheeet - no macros - in .xls format) is all setup ready for you to add data and email it back to us. You can help with new Chemicals, new Exposure Routes or extra Nastiness Attributes or any combination of the above.


Download Form Here

Sub-category Exposure Routes

This Exposure Route can also have additional subcategory routes of exposure. The number of nasty chemicals in these sub category exposure routes are shown in orange. Occasional there are no subcategories and this section will be empty.



Substances known to be found within this Exposure Route. Some can be very harmful - check them out below.

Heads Up: This list may be quite long for some exposure routes.

Myclobutanil 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid Metaldehyde Bromadiolone 5-Methyl-2-(1-Methylethyl)Phenol abamectin Acetic acid Esfenvalerate Bifenthrin calcium carbonate Captan Carbon dioxide Chlorothalonil Chlorpyrifos Deltamethrin Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-[(1Z)-2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propen-1-yl]-2,2-dimethyl-, (R)-cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl ester, (1S,3S)-rel- Cypermethrin Tau-fluvalinate Dicamba Diuron Eugenol Fipronil Indoxacarb Isoxaben Kaolin Dodecanoic acid Limestone Malathion Pendimethalin Folpet 2-Biphenylol Oleic acid Pyriproxyfen (R)-2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propionic acid Sodium hypochlorite Spinosad tebuconazole Thiabendazole Thiamethoxam Thiophanate-methyl Thiram Zinc phosphide Urea glyphosate Dimethoate Ethoprop Imidacloprid 2,4-Dichlorophenoxybutyric acid 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid 4-(4-Chloro-2-methylphenoxy)butanoic acid Glufosinate Benthiavalicarb Carbetamide Chlorpropham Desmedipham Diethofencarb Fenoxycarb Formetanate Methiocarb Methomyl Oxamyl Phenmedipham Pirimicarb Propamocarb Triallate Acrinathrin Fenvalerate (±)-Metalaxyl Copper(II) hydroxide Zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate Aluminium phosphide Bromoxynil Tefluthrin Cinerin I Calcium phosphide Difenacoum Acibenzolar-S-Methyl Azoxystrobin Benfluralin Bifenazate Carfentrazone-ethyl Chloridazon Chlorpyrifos-methyl Chlorsulfuron Clofentezine Clothianidin Cyhalofop-butyl Cymoxanil Daminozide Dazomet Ethephon Etoxazole Etridiazole Fenamidone Fenamiphos Fenhexamid Fluazinam Flufenacet Flumioxazin Fluroxypyr Fosthiazate Enilconazole Imazamox Iprodione Isoxaflutole Maleic hydrazide Mancozeb Methoxyfenozide Metribuzin Metsulfuron-methyl Oxadiazon Oxasulfuron Prochloraz Propiconazole Prosulfuron Pymetrozine Pyridaben Spiroxamine Tebufenozide Tebufenpyrad Tepraloxydim Tetraconazole Triasulfuron Putrescine Acetamiprid Bentazon Cyazofamid Cyproconazole Cyromazine Dimethomorph Ethofumesate Famoxadone Fenbuconazole Fludioxonil Flumetralin Fluometuron Forchlorfenuron Hexythiazox Linuron Maneb Oryzalin Picloram Pirimiphos-methyl Propyzamide Pyraflufen-ethyl Pyrimethanil Quinoxyfen Spirodiclofen Thiacloprid Trifloxystrobin Triticonazole Zoxamide Caprylic acid Capric acid Diflubenzuron Amitrole (NB: Overall evaluation downgraded to Group 3 with supp orting evidence from other relevant data) Ethylene Epoxiconazole Iprovalicarb Isopyrazam Kresoxim-methyl Mepanipyrim Metiram Dinocap Amoco NT-45 process oil [Diesel 2] Drakeol Lubricating oils (petroleum), C15- 30, hydrotreated neutral oil-based Silica, amorphous Magnesium phosphide N-DODECYLGUANIDINE ACETATE PYRETHRINS acequinocyl aclonifen azadirachtin azimsulfuron beflubutamid benalaxyl chlorantraniliprole chlorotoluron diflufenican dimethachlor dimoxystrobin dithianon dodemorph emamectin fenazaquin fenpyroximate flazasulfuron florasulam flubendiamide fluquinconazole flurtamone fuberidazole hymexazol ioxynil isoproturon lufenuron mecoprop mesotrione metamitron metazachlor metconazole milbemectin pethoxamid phosmet profoxydim prosulfocarb pyridate spinetoram spiromesifen sulfosulfuron sulfuryl fluoride tolclofos-methyl tritosulfuron dichlorprop-P beta-cypermethrin alpha-cypermethrin thifensulfuron-methyl S-metolachlor quizalofop-P-tefuryl BETA-CYFLUTHRIN Copper compounds Paraffin oil 4EU

Stay Informed

Information and innovation is added hourly at Toxno - well daily at least.