methoxychlor


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methoxychlor

[me′thäk·si‚klȯr]
(organic chemistry)
Cl3CCH(C6H4OCH3)2 White, water-insoluble crystals melting at 89°C; used as an insecticide. Also known as DMDT; methoxy DDT.
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According to the researchers at Washington State University, if someone's great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, then they will pass it on to their grandchildren in the absence of any continued exposures.
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.
Group Compound Pyrethroids bifenthrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, cyfluthrin, cypermethrin, esfenvalerate, deltamethrin and fenpropathrin Organochlorines alpha-BHC, beta-BHC, gamma-BHC, delta-BHC, p,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDD, p,p'-DDT, aldrin, gamma-chlordane, alpha-chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, endrin ketone, endosulfan I, endosulfan II, endosulfan sulfate, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide and methoxychlor Organ ophosphates chlorpyrifos, malathion, tebupirimphos, dichlorvos, diazinon, terbufos Carbamates carbaryl, carbofuran Table 3.
The estrogenic and antiandrogenic pesticide methoxychlor alters the reproductive tract and behavior without affecting pituitary size or LH and prolactin secretion in male rats.
Methoxychlor, a proestrogenic pesticide, is classified as a Toxicity Class IV compound (practically nontoxic), although there is some evidence that high doses of methoxychlor may have estrogenic or reproductive effects (Cummings, 1997).
Skinner and his colleagues treated groups of pregnant rats, some with methoxychlor and some with vinclozolin.
A new study concludes that chemicals considered safe, such as the widely used wine-industry fungicide Vinclozolin (and Methoxychlor, which replaced DDT), when ingested cause severe damage four generations down the line.
Besides the chemicals listed in the text, other PBTs of concern include the pesticides chlordecone, isodrin, methoxychlor, pendimethalin, tributyl tin, and trifiuralin; the industrial chemicals benzo[a]pyrene, benzo(g,h,i)perylene, hexabromobiphenyl, pentachlorobenzene, and tetrabromobisphenol-A; the industrial byproduct octachlorostyrene; cadmium and its compounds; polybrominated flame retardants; phthalates; and chlorinated solvents.
Osbrink, is measuring the insecticide tolerance levels of termites to chlordane, methoxychlor, several pyrethroids, a carbamate, and fipronil.
Fertility experts say Methoxychlor, a pesticide sprayed on crops, can stop testosterone production, affecting male sex drive and sperm production.
Pesticides such as Dursban and methoxychlor are sprayed in offices and schools without the knowledge of workers or students.
Regular, timely, thorough, and persistent application of methoxychlor to the basal stem area of the vine will keep it in check.