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- Fact Sheet: Diazinon.pdf
- Product Names:
- Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
- Uses: Agriculture almonds, apples, apricots, bananas, beets (red, table), blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, collards, sweet corn, cranberries, cucumbers, endive (escarole), figs, filberts, ginseng, grapes, hops, kale, lettuce, loganberries, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, onions, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, pineapples, plums, Irish potatoes, prunes, radishes, radishes (Chinese), raspberries, rutabagas, squash, spinach, strawberries, sugar beets, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, walnuts, and watercress, seed treatment on beans (except soybeans), field corn, sweet corn, lima beans, peas, and snap beans; non-lactating cattle.
- Alternatives: Organic agriculture
- Beyond Pesticides rating:
Health and Environmental Effects
- Cancer: Not documented
- Endocrine Disruption: Yes ()
- Reproductive Effects: Yes ()
- Neurotoxicity: Yes ()
- Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes ()
- Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes ()
- Birth/Developmental: Yes ()
- Detected in Groundwater: Yes ()
- Potential Leacher: Yes ()
- Toxic to Birds: Yes ()
- Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes ()
- Toxic to Bees: Yes ()
Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database
- Regulatory Status:
- Supporting information:
- Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study. von Ehrenstein, et al. 2019. BMJ 2019;364:l962
- Cancer incidence among male pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study cohort exposed to diazinon. Beane Freeman, L.E., et al. 2005. American Journal of Epidemiology 162(11):1070-1079
- Cohort mortality and nested case-control study of lung cancer among structural pest control workers in Florida (United States). Pesatori, A.C., et al. 1994. Cancer Causes and Control 5:310-318.
- Diazinon and parathion diverge in their effects on development of noradrenergic systems. Slotkin TA, Skavicus S, Seidler FJ. 2017. Brain Res Bull. 130:268-273.
- Does early-life exposure to organophosphate insecticides lead to prediabetes and obesity. Slotkin, T.A. 2011. Reproductive Toxicology. 31: 297–301.
- Evidence for diazinon-mediated inhibition of cis-permethrin metabolism and its effects on reproductive toxicity in adult male mice.. Wang D, Kamijima M, Okamura A, et al. 2012. Reprod Toxicol. 34(4):489-97
- Genotoxicity studies on permethrin, DEET and diazinon in primary human nasal mucosal cells. Tisch, M., et al. 2002. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 259:150-153.