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  • noun A chloroacetanilide herbicide that acts by inhibiting elongase.


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  • It is an encapsulated formulation of acetochlor designed for cotton and soybean. Home Page 2010

  • ICI manufactures the plastic ingredient polyvinyl chloride, which has been directly linked to breast cancer and the pesticide acetochlor, classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a "probable human carcinogen." Main RSS Feed Elisheva Wolfe, 2009

  • Zeneca's herbicide acetochlor is classified by the EPA as a "probable human carcinogen", and AstraZeneca sold it until a corporate reorganization in 2000, accounted for around $300 million in sales in 1997. 2009

  • -- One or more of the pesticides acetochlor, alachlor and trifluralin were detected in less than 1 percent of wells.

    Media Newswire 2009

  • -- Analysis of herbicide degradates (breakdown products of the parent compound) included the finding that 11 percent of water samples had desethylatrazine, 11 percent had acetochlor ESA (ethane sulfonic acid), 27 percent had alachlor ESA, 33 percent had metolachlor ESA and 8 percent had metolachlor OXA (oxanilic acid).

    Media Newswire 2009

  • In addition to producing breast cancer treatment drugs, AstraZeneca profited for years from the sale of the carcinogenic herbicide acetochlor.

    Party for Socialism and Liberation Stories Anne Gamboni 2008


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