Benlate / Benomyl

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:35 by admin
Benlate, containing the active ingredient benomyl, is a discontinued fungicide manufactured by the DuPont Co. Although it was first introduced in 1970, Benlate was initially linked to problems in 1989 when Dupont temporarily recalled the product due to the presence of atrazine, a herbicide restricted by the EPA because of its link to serious health problems including birth defects and heart, liver and kidney damage. Shortly after, farmers began filing lawsuits against the company alleging Benlate caused massive crop damage. Dupont, which phased out Benlate production in late 2001, has reportedly paid out $1 billion in litigation costs over the substance since the early 1990s. The company insists the fungicide is safe, saying production was halted due to overwhelming legal costs.

See your doctor if you or a family member has experienced serious health problems because of Benlate exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Birth Defects
  3. Heart Problems
  4. Kidney & Urinary Tract Disorders
  5. Liver Problems
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