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growth regulator (2,6-Dinitroaniline)
European Commission: Not allowed to be used as an active
ingredient after July 25, 2003.
The pesticide Prime+ @ is 15% Flumetralin and 85% solvent
system. It is produced by Ciba, Ltd. to control axillary
bud (sucker) growth after the floral portion of tobacco
plants have been topped. Prime+ ¨ is absorbed by
the tobacco plant within a few hours after application and
provides residual sucker control through the growing season.
US EPA does not conduct toxicological
studies on tobacco pesticides. No toxicological data is
(click on for all fluorinated
for US EPA to add Flumetralin to the Toxic Release Inventory:
for flumetralin include a daphnid 48-hour EC 50 of greater
than 2.8 ppb, a bluegill sunfish 96-hour LC 50 of greater
than 3.2 ppb, and a rainbow trout 96-hour LC 50 of greater
than 3.2 ppb.
EPA believes that there is sufficient evidence for listing
flumetralin on EPCRA section 313 pursuant to EPCRA
section 313(d)(2)(C) based on the available environmental
toxicity data for this chemical.
USEPA/OPP. Support Document for the Addition of Chemicals
from Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Active Ingredients to EPCRA Section 313. U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Washington, DC (1993). As cited by US
EPA in: Federal
Register: January 12, 1994. Part IV. 40 CFR Part 372.
Addition of Certain Chemicals; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting;
Community Right-to-Know; Proposed Rule.