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Re: RoundUp Warning

My Lord - how horrible - thanks for the warning.
Hope you're better!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 3 Jul 2003 08:48:52 -0400

>An email friend in Maryland found that there's a formulation of RoundUp
>which not only contains the relatively safe Glyphosate, but also Diquat,
>which is a whole different ball game.
>I checked our local stores, and found the same product.
>The new product requires more protective gear.
>>From Extoxnet, here are some of the effects of exposure to Diquat:
>"Ingestion of
>sufficient doses may cause severe irritation of the mouth, throat,
>esophagus, and stomach, followed by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe
>dehydration, and alterations in body fluid balances, gastrointestinal
>discomfort, chest pain, diarrhea, kidney failure, and toxic liver damage
>[87]. Skin absorption of high doses may cause symptoms similar to those that
>occur following ingestion [89]. Very large doses of the herbicide can result
>in convulsions and tremors." The report is quite interesting about small but
>chronic exposure, also. For more information see
>In addition Diquat, which has a long history of use in agriculture, has been
>found in many drinking water supplies, indicating that it does not break
>down as quickly as Glyphosate. (See also
>http://www.epa.gov/safewater/contaminants/dw_contamfs/diquat.html )
>Please be very careful to read the container to be sure which product you're
>purchasing,and follow all label directions exactly. The packages are very
>much alike.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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