Printer Friendly

Bye-bye Alar.

Bye-bye Alar

Uniroyal Chemical Co. announced last week it would end U.S. sales of daminozide (Alar) for use on food products. While contending the chemical is safe, the Middlebury, Conn.-based company -- sole maker of the controversial plant-growth regulator--agreed to voluntarily ban U.S. sales pending the Environmental Protection Agency's decision on whether to permanently prohibit the pesticide's use (SN: 5/20/89, p.311).

EPA initially asked Uniroyal on Feb. 1 to stop marketing the pesticide, citing new animal data suggesting metabolites of the compound may cause cancer. Uniroyal ignored EPA's entreaties until early May, says EPA spokesman Al Heier. By then, public outcry over the chemical's use on apples had grown to a resounding roar, fueled by new reports on its threat to children and prevalence in apple juice (SN: 3/4/89, p.133; 3/11/89, p.155).
COPYRIGHT 1989 Science Service, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1989, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Science News
Date:Jun 10, 1989
Words:143
Previous Article:Catching a light ride on a plasma wave.
Next Article:Diverse recipes shine in the sun's corona.
Topics:


Related Articles
Butterflies in their stomachs.
PREP BASKETBALL: RULE PUTS MORE IN PLAYOFFS.
SOUTHERN SECTION VOLLEYBALL: TINY VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SETS GIANT GOAL FOR THE PLAYOFFS.
UCLA NOTEBOOK: TROJANS COULD TAKE THIS ONE, BY THE BYE.
Bye lets UO get jump on Arizona.
Beavers grudgingly get second bye week.
UCLA NOTEBOOK: NEW ROSE BOWL DEAL IS IN WORKS.
LEAGUE CHAMPS EARN THEIR BYES.
Sweet Bye-Bye.
UCLA NOTEBOOK: BYE-BYE TO A LONG BYE?

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters