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Food | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA


  • MAIN CATEGORY: Food
  • SUB CATEGORY: Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA
  • DESCRIPTION: Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Food Use PermittedPesticide 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: 21/04/2015

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Toxic Substances found within this Exposure Route. There are probably more.

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1-(4-(phenylazo)phenylazo)-2-naphthol1-lauryl-2-pyrrolidonePropylene glycol mono- and diesters of fats and fatty acids1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone1-Proponol1,2-Benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, hydrate (1:1)2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanolBronopol2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONE2-methylpropan-1-olDiethanolamine3,5,7-Triaza-1-azoniatricyclo[ 3.3.1.13#,7]decane, 1-(3-chloro-2-propenyl)-, chloride, (Z)-4-methylpentan-2-one5-CHLORO-2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONEacetic anhydrideAcetoneAlcohols, C12-14, ethoxylatedAluminium hydroxideAluminium sulfateAluminium octadecanoateAluminium(III) oxideammonia, aqueous solutionammonium chlorideAmmonium lauryl sulfateAmmonium nitrateammonium sulphateBarium sulfateBentoniteD-GlucoseboraxBoric acid (H3BO3)n-Butanecalcium carbonatecalcium chloride 1calcium dihydroxidecalcium hypochloritecalcium oxidecarbonCarbon blackCarbon dioxideCarboxymethylcelluloseCarrageenancelgardCelluloseCholecalciferolCyclohexaneCyclohexanonediammonium hydrogenorthophosphateDIDECYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDEDIETHYLENE GLYCOLFast green FCFdiiron trioxideDIMETHYL GLUTARATEdimethyldioctadecylammonium chloridedisodium dihydrogenpyrophosphatedisodium tetraborate, anhydrousdodecylbenzenesulfonic acidedetic acidEDTA, TETRASODIUMFolic acidFumaric acid 1GlycerolGraphiteMetenamineHexanol, acetate, branched and linearHydrochloric acidHydroxypropyl celluloseiron sulphateIsobutaneKaolinL-Lactic acidLignosulfonic acid, ammonium saltLignosulfonic acid, sodium saltLimestonemagnesium chlorideMagnesium nitrateMagnesium oxideMagnesium SulfateMaleic acidMALEIC ANHYDRIDELauroyl sarcosineNiacinamideNitric acidNonoxynolnorfluraneoctamethylcyclotetrasiloxaneOctylphenoxy polyethoxyethanolPhosphoric acidOxalic acidPhenolphosphogypsumSodium laureth sulfatepolyacrylamidePolyethylenePolymethyl MethacrylatePolypropylene glycol (m w 1,200-3,000)PolytetrafluoroethylenePolyvinyl acetatePolyvinyl AlcoholPolyvinyl ChloridePOLYVINYL PYRROLIDONEpotassium carbonatePotassium Chloridepotassium hydroxidePotassium Iodidepotassium sulfatepropanePROPYLENE CARBONATEQuartz (SiO2)Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl, chloridesSilicic acid, sodium saltsilicon dioxideSodium bicarbonatesodium carbonateSodium chloridesodium hydroxideSodium lauryl sulfateSodium lauroyl sarcosinateSodium nitrateSodium nitritesodium sulphatesodium thiosulphateSorbitan oleatestyrofoamSucroseSulphur or SulfurSulfuric acid, iron(2+) salt, heptahydrate (1:1:7)Sulfuric acid, zinc salt (1:1), monohydrateSulfuric acidTalc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4)titanium dioxidetrientinetrisodium orthophosphatetroclosene sodiumUreaWollastonite (Ca(SiO3))Xanthan gumZinc stearateZinc oxideChlorobenzeneZinc phosphateManganese carbonateCopper(II) hydroxideCopper naphthenateAluminium silicateSilver nitratePyridoxineDimethyl sulfoxideIodineAmmonium laureth sulfateSodium cocoyl sarcosinateCysteineAdenosineL-Glutamic acidD-FructoseL-TryptophanPalygorskite (Attapulgite) (long fibres, > 5 micrometres)Sodium ortho - phenylphenateStyrene - butadiene copolymersVinyl chloride - vinyl acetate copolymersIsophoroneMON 4660 (dichloroacetyl-1-oxa-4-azaspiro(4,5)-decaneMON 13900 (furilazole)Alcohols, C10-16, ethoxylated with 6.5 EO (Alcohols, C10-16, ethoxylate)Aromatic naphtha, Type I (light) (Light aromatic solvent)DiatomiteDistillates (petroleum), hydrotreated (mild) heavy paraffinic (9CI)EO-C9-11-iso, C10-rich alcoholsFuller's earthGuar gumGuar gum, carboxymethyl 2-hydroxypropyl ether, sodium saltGuar gum, carboxymethyl ether, sodium saltHeavy aromatic petroleum naphtha (aromatic solvent)Hydrodesulfurized keroseneHydroxyethylcelluloseKeroseneMicaModified polysaccharideModified polysaccharide or Pregelatinized cornstarch or starchNaphtha, petroleum medium aliphaticPoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),alpha-(4-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxy-,branchedPolyacrylamide/polyacrylate copolymer (Copolyer of acrylamide & sodium acrylate, partially hydrolized polyacrylalmide)Silane, dichlorodimethyl-, reaction products with silicaSiliconeSodium montmorilloniteSodium polyacrylateSodium polynaphthalene sulfonateVermiculiteMineral Spirits 2Alkanes, Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, Napthalene, TrimethylbenzeneTriisopropanolamineResinbenzene, 1,1-oxybis-, sec-hexyl derivatives, sulfonated sodium saltsTETRAHYDROFURFURYL ALCOHOLDIISOPROPANOLAMINE4-METHYLBENZENESULFONIC ACIDTALL OIL ROSINPETROLATUMisoxadifen-ethylPoly(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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