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About Dinoseb

Dinoseb is an organic chemical in solid and liquid form in the dinitrophenol family. The chemical is orange crystals in its pure state. Dinoseb has a pungent odor either in its orange-brown viscous liquid or orange-brown solid form. The orange crystal is no longer allowed in the EU and the United States of America due to its high toxicity.

What Types of Industrial Uses Does It Have

Dinoseb is an herbicide, insecticide, and plant growth regulator used on crop and non-crop applications. The chemical was used on corn, soybeans, and other crops in the United States between 1948 to 1986. However, Dinoseb was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1986 as a chemical to control grass and weeds as well as fungus and insects on grapes. Since the banning of the herbicide, other safer herbicides have been used to control the growth of grasses and weeds. Nowadays, Dinoseb is used and marketed online as a weight-loss pill. Unfortunately, there are reports of its dangers since many people have died due to accidental overdose.

How Does Dinoseb Get Into Your Drinking Water

Just like with any herbicide, the primary cause of Dinoseb in your drinking water is runoff from the use of the herbicide in crop and non-crop applications. The drainage may happen during the rainy season or due to continuous and heavy use of the herbicide/insecticide. Dinoseb spills may also enter water supplies in your area. If you’re worried about potential contaminants in your water, you can run a complete water test to gather information about your drinking water.

What are the Health Risks Associated with Dinoseb

Chronic exposure to the chemical may result in the inability to produce a child. Reproductive difficulties are experienced by those who were exposed to the compound within an extended period. Dinoseb can be toxic to humans when either inhaled, ingested, or at direct contact. Any individual exposed to the organic herbicide will experience sweating, stomach aches, headaches, fatigue, fever, and nausea.
Pregnant women who experienced short-term exposure to the contaminant have a higher percentage of encountering fetus skeletal malformations and birth defects.

What is the EPA’s Standards for Dinoseb in Drinking Water

The EPA’s standard for the contaminant in drinking water is 0.007 mg/L or 7 ppb. The maximum contaminant level goals (MCLG) should not be more than the set standard by the EPA.

What Treatment is Recommended for Removing Dinoseb from Drinking Water

Granular activated carbon (GAC) is a treatment used to remove Dinoseb in your drinking water. The filter media is capable of removing the contaminant from your drinking water. It is commonly used in residential and industrial settings where contaminants are present in the water supply.

Dinoseb can also be removed from your feed water with the use of AquaOx’s whole house water filter system. The treatment system is designed to eliminate impurities including Dinoseb so they won’t reach your faucet. Keep your loved ones protected from contaminants by installing one of the most reliable water filtration systems in the country.

Chemical Names:DINOSEB; Butaphene; Caldon; Basanite; Hivertox; Dibutox
Molecular Formula:C10H12N2O5
Molecular Weight:240.215 g/mol
Safety Summary:Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS)

DINOSEB is an orange-brown viscous liquid or orange-brown solid. Orange crystals when pure. Has a pungent odor. Used as a plant growth regulator; insecticide and herbicide. (EPA, 1998)
Source: CAMEO Chemicals

Dinoseb molecule
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