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.

Food | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA


  • MAIN CATEGORY: Food
  • SUB CATEGORY: Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA
  • DESCRIPTION: Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Food Use Permitted Pesticide products contain both "active" and "inert" ingredients. The terms "active ingredient" and "inert ingredient" are defined by the federal law that governs pesticides (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act [FIFRA]). An active ingredient is one that prevents, destroys, repels, or mitigates a pest, or is a plant regulator, defoliant, desiccant or nitrogen stabilizer. By law, the active ingredient must be identified by name on the pesticide product's label together with its percentage by weight. All other ingredients in a pesticide product are called "inert ingredients." An inert ingredient means any substance (or group of similar substances) other than an active ingredient that is intentionally included in a pesticide product. Called “inerts” by the law, the name does not mean non-toxic. Pesticide products often contain more than one inert ingredient. Inert ingredients play key roles in the effectiveness of pesticides. Examples include inerts that prevent caking or foaming, extend product shelf-life, or solvents that allow herbicides to penetrate plants. Some inert pesticide ingredients are allowed to be used on food while others are not. Data is current as of: Feb-24-2015
  • 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

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Sub-category Exposure Routes

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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.

1-(4-(phenylazo)phenylazo)-2-naphthol 1-lauryl-2-pyrrolidone Propylene glycol mono- and diesters of fats and fatty acids 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 1-Proponol 1,2-Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, hydrate (1:1) 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol Bronopol 2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONE 2-methylpropan-1-ol Diethanolamine 3,5,7-Triaza-1-azoniatricyclo[ 3.3.1.13#,7]decane, 1-(3-chloro-2-propenyl)-, chloride, (Z)- 4-methylpentan-2-one 5-CHLORO-2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONE acetic anhydride Acetone Alcohols, C12-14, ethoxylated Aluminium hydroxide Aluminium sulfate Aluminium octadecanoate Aluminium(III) oxide ammonia, aqueous solution ammonium chloride Ammonium lauryl sulfate Ammonium nitrate ammonium sulphate Barium sulfate Bentonite D-Glucose borax Boric acid (H3BO3) n-Butane calcium carbonate calcium chloride 1 calcium dihydroxide calcium hypochlorite calcium oxide carbon Carbon black Carbon dioxide Carboxymethylcellulose Carrageenan celgard Cellulose Cholecalciferol Cyclohexane Cyclohexanone diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate DIDECYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE DIETHYLENE GLYCOL Fast green FCF diiron trioxide DIMETHYL GLUTARATE dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride disodium dihydrogenpyrophosphate disodium tetraborate, anhydrous dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid edetic acid EDTA, TETRASODIUM Folic acid Fumaric acid 1 Glycerol Graphite Metenamine Hexanol, acetate, branched and linear Hydrochloric acid Hydroxypropyl cellulose iron sulphate Isobutane Kaolin L-Lactic acid Lignosulfonic acid, ammonium salt Lignosulfonic acid, sodium salt Limestone magnesium chloride Magnesium nitrate Magnesium oxide Magnesium Sulfate Maleic acid MALEIC ANHYDRIDE Lauroyl sarcosine Niacinamide Nitric acid Nonoxynol norflurane octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane Octylphenoxy polyethoxyethanol Phosphoric acid Oxalic acid Phenol phosphogypsum Sodium laureth sulfate polyacrylamide Polyethylene Polymethyl Methacrylate Polypropylene glycol (m w 1,200-3,000) Polytetrafluoroethylene Polyvinyl acetate Polyvinyl Alcohol Polyvinyl Chloride POLYVINYL PYRROLIDONE potassium carbonate Potassium Chloride potassium hydroxide Potassium Iodide potassium sulfate propane PROPYLENE CARBONATE Quartz (SiO2) Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides Silicic acid, sodium salt silicon dioxide Sodium bicarbonate sodium carbonate Sodium chloride sodium hydroxide Sodium lauryl sulfate Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate Sodium nitrate Sodium nitrite sodium sulphate sodium thiosulphate Sorbitan oleate styrofoam Sucrose Sulphur Sulfuric acid, iron(2+) salt, heptahydrate (1:1:7) Sulfuric acid, zinc salt (1:1), monohydrate Sulfuric acid Talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) titanium dioxide trientine trisodium orthophosphate troclosene sodium Urea Wollastonite (Ca(SiO3)) Xanthan gum Zinc stearate Zinc oxide Chlorobenzene Zinc phosphate Manganese carbonate Copper(II) hydroxide Copper naphthenate Aluminium silicate Silver nitrate Pyridoxine Dimethyl sulfoxide Iodine Ammonium laureth sulfate Sodium cocoyl sarcosinate Cysteine Adenosine L-Glutamic acid D-Fructose L-Tryptophan Palygorskite (Attapulgite) (long fibres, > 5 micrometres) Sodium ortho - phenylphenate Styrene - butadiene copolymers Vinyl chloride - vinyl acetate copolymers Isophorone MON 4660 (dichloroacetyl-1-oxa-4-azaspiro(4,5)-decane MON 13900 (furilazole) Alcohols, C10-16, ethoxylated with 6.5 EO (Alcohols, C10-16, ethoxylate) Aromatic naphtha, Type I (light) (Light aromatic solvent) Diatomite Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated (mild) heavy paraffinic (9CI) EO-C9-11-iso, C10-rich alcohols Fuller's earth Guar gum Guar gum, carboxymethyl 2-hydroxypropyl ether, sodium salt Guar gum, carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt Heavy aromatic petroleum naphtha (aromatic solvent) Hydrodesulfurized kerosene Hydroxyethylcellulose Kerosene Mica Modified polysaccharide Modified polysaccharide or Pregelatinized cornstarch or starch Naphtha, petroleum medium aliphatic Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),alpha-(4-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxy-,branched Polyacrylamide/polyacrylate copolymer (Copolyer of acrylamide & sodium acrylate, partially hydrolized polyacrylalmide) Silane, dichlorodimethyl-, reaction products with silica Silicone Sodium montmorillonite Sodium polyacrylate Sodium polynaphthalene sulfonate Vermiculite Mineral Spirits 2 Alkanes, Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, Napthalene, Trimethylbenzene Triisopropanolamine Resin benzene, 1,1-oxybis-, sec-hexyl derivatives, sulfonated sodium salts TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOL DIISOPROPANOLAMINE 4-METHYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID TALL OIL ROSIN PETROLATUM isoxadifen-ethyl Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-phosphono-omega-[(2-propylheptyl)oxy]- Lactic acid, ethyl ester(S) White mineral oil (petroleum) 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-octyl- Aromatic petroleum hydrocarbon solvent

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