About 2,4,5-TP (silvex) Also know as, Fenoprop
2,4,5-TP or more popularly known as Silvex is an organic herbicide used to control the growth and population of woody plants and other types of weeds. 2,4,5-TP is an organic white powder with a faint odor.
What Are the Industrial Uses for Silvex
Before 1985, the chemical was used on crops such as rice as well as on lawns. The United States government banned the use of Silvex in 1985 due to health concerns. Also known as Fenoprop, the substance is used to control the weeds near aquatic facilities. Silvex is broadcasted in riverbanks, ditches, and ponds to curb the growth of stubborn weeds. It is also used in areas along reservoirs, streams, floodways, and canals.
How Does It Get Into Your Drinking Water
Just like with most contaminants, 2,4,5-TP or Silvex can get into your drinking water either due to improper waste management, rainwater runoff, or leachate.
What Are the Health Risks Associated with 2,4,5-TP Silvex
While there are no reports associating cancer with exposure to 2,4,5-TP, studies have shown that individuals exposed to the chemical are prone to liver problems. Continuous consumption of the contaminated water may damage your gastrointestinal tract. Pregnant women and infants should never drink 2,4,5-Tp contaminated-water because of their delicate condition. The use of contaminated water for bathing may result in skin and eye irritation.
How to Eliminate the Contaminant in Your Water Supply
The best way to get rid of 2,4,5-TP in your water supply is by finding the source of the problem. You must also run a complete water test to check the level of contamination in your drinking water. Install a water filtration system that can remove the contaminant in your feed water. AquaOx’s water filter system is carefully designed to address water issues such as Silvex. Keep your family safe and healthy by investing in a water filtration system today!
Fenoprop, or 2-(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid, is an herbicide and a plant growth regulator. Fenoprop has been banned from use as an herbicide in the United States since 1985. The name Silvex was used in the USA. The name 2,4,5-TP is used in France and was used in the former USSR (2,4,5-??).
Fenoprop was once used as an herbicide for control of woody plants and broadleaf weeds. Information form Wikipedia.