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Ethoxyquin

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Quinoline
  • Uses: Registered for use as an antioxidant to control scald (browning) in pears.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not tested [* In a two-year study, the closely related chemical, 1, 2-dihydro-2, 2, 4-trimethylquinoline, showed some evidence of carcinogenic activity in rats. (8)]
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information