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alar

[′ā·lər]
(biology)
Winglike or pertaining to a wing.
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Last month EPA announced it would accelerate cancellation of daminozide's "pesticide" registration on the basis of new estimates it calculated showing that daminozide residues on apples in the marketplace--in the 0.
However, not only do their crops contribute less to contamination of the food chain, but their industry also stands to suffer relatively less under a daminozide ban.
On peanuts, daminozide is used to control "rank vine growth," a condition leading to excessive moisture-trapping foliage that can incubate fungi.
The chemical's manufacturer disputes EPA's characterization of daminozide as a carcinogen, however.
As a plant-growth regulator, daminozide (known under the trade names Alar, Kylar and B-Nine) is used primarily to delay ripening and the premature dropping of fruit from plants.
These included residue data showing that daminozide is present "at significant levels" in both fresh produce and processed foods, Lapsley says, and evidence demonstrating for the first time "that daminozide was converting to UDMH in the human body.
For example," he says, "we assumed that all commodities [on which the chemical is sometimes used] were treated with daminozide -- when in fact we know they aren't.
Therefore, she says, "we feel it would be an overreaction to pull the registration of the product until new tests can definitively determine the safety of daminozide.
One, a 1977 study commissioned by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), found that daminozide triggered uterine cancers in female rats, liver tumors, in male mice and lung tumors in male and female mice.