Triadimefon — toxicity, side effects, diseases and environmental impacts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by

Triadimefon is a pesticide that gives off toxic fumes of amines, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrazines, and nitrogen oxides when it is heated to the point of decomposition.

List of known side effects

Triadimefon causes allergic reactions to the skin. Likewise, it irritates the skin and the mucous membranes. A person can go into shock if exposed to the chemical for a significant amount of time. Other reports show that a person exposed to triadimefon can go into states of frenzy and then lapse into a state of lethargy and sedation.

Exposure to triadimefon can cause blood cholesterol levels to go up.

Triadimefon is very toxic to aquatic life and can leave lingering effects even years after the actual contamination.

Body systems affected by triadimefon

Triadimefon is bad for the excretory system. It can cause severe kidney and liver diseases if one is exposed to it for too long. Specifically, it can cause hepatomegaly, which is the condition of having an enlarged liver, which is indicative of hepatic tumors, metabolic disorder, or infection.

Triadimefon is bad for the respiratory system. It can negatively impact the pharynx and cause pulmonary edema.

Triadimefon is bad for the central nervous system. It can cause cranial nerve abnormalities that could lead to the alteration of normal hindbrain developmental patterns.

Triadimefon is bad for the cardiovascular system. It can cause arrythmia or irregular heartbeats and abnormal heart rates and hypovolemia, or the state of decreased blood volume due to a person losing over 20 percent (one-fifth) of the body’s blood or fluid supply. It also interferes with the activities of red blood cells.

Triadimefon is bad for the digestive system. It can cause dramatic weight loss.

Triadimefon is bad for the reproductive system. It can cause fertility problems in women; also, the infants of women who were exposed to the chemical are said to have difficulties in gaining weight.

Items that can contain triadimefon

Triadimefon is a fungicide that is available in emulsifiable concentrate, granular, paste, and wettable powder forms.

How to avoid triadimefon

Use protective clothing – including dust mask and gloves that are made of neoprene – whenever you’re handling triadimefon. Extend the same courtesy to people who are rescuing other people who have been exposed to the chemical – provide them with a self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not reuse clothing that has been contaminated with triadimefon.

Avoid wearing contact lenses when handling triadimefon as its corrosive or irritating properties could be harmful to the eye.

Keep the product out of the reach of children by locking it in a secure cupboard or storage area.

To avoid contaminating water supplies, make sure that this product does not enter streams, estuaries, lakes, ponds, oceans, or other waters unless in accordance with the requirements of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

Where to learn more

Summary

Triadimefon is very toxic to aquatic life and can leave lingering effects even years after the actual contamination.

Triadimefon is bad for the cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous, digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems.

Keep triadimefon out of the reach of children by locking it in a secure cupboard or storage area.

Sources include:

PubChem.NCBI.NLM.NIH.gov

ExToxNet.ORST.edu

 



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