Alachlor is an herbicide used on farmlands for the control of weed on soybeans, corn, beans, peanuts, and other crops. The chemical can be used in different forms from liquid to granular formulations.
What Types of Industrial Uses Does Alachlor Have
Alachlor is an herbicide, environmental contaminant, and xenobiotic. The herbicide is mainly used in fields to control the growth of weed. The application of Alachlor for weed control is by ground, aerial, and chemigation equipment. In some cases, the herbicide is mixed with other dry fertilizers and broadcasted on the ground. For farmers, the effectiveness of using the chemical depends on the timing of applications.
How Does Alachlor Get into Your Drinking Water
Since it is used on fields either by broadcasting or aerial application, the chemical finds its way into rivers, private wells, and other water supplies in your area. The herbicide will contaminate your drinking water once it enters your water supply.
What Are the Health Risks Associated with Alachlor
Once contaminants find its way into your water supply, you and your loved ones are prone to health risks. Short-term exposure or consumption of Alachlor-contaminated drinking water may lead to liver damage, skin and eye irritation, vomiting, and gastrointestinal disorders. Individuals who are continually exposed to the chemical may increase the risks of cancer. In studies conducted on rats, the application of Alachlor on the test subjects resulted in the development of benign and malignant tumors in rats.
Water Filtration as a Solution
Water treatment systems such as AquaOx’s water filters are effective in removing contaminants in the feed water including Alachlor. If you’ve detected the presence of contaminants in your drinking water, the best course of action is to install a reliable water filter system. Provide ultimate protection by installing AquaOx’s water filter systems so you can keep your loved ones safe and healthy.
|Chemical Names:||Alachlor; 15972-60-8; Lasagrin; Metachlor; Methachlor; Alanex More…|
|Molecular Weight:||269.769 g/mol|
|Substance Registry:||FDA UNII|
|Safety Summary:||Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS)|
Selective preemergent herbicide used on food crop
Source: Human Metabolome Database (HMDB)
URL: http://www.hmdb.ca/metabolites/HMDB0031766Description: The Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) is a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body.
ALACHLOR is a crystalline solid. Melting point 104-106°F (40-41°C). Used as a herbicide.