Definition

Quintozene is a fungicide that is used on crops throughout the world, as well as on golf courses and lawns.

Health considerations

Quintozene has been shown to cause chemical burns if sprayed on the skin. In a study conducted on day-old chickens, high doses of quintozene caused poor growth and development in the young birds. Quintozene residue has been found in soil, as well as lettuce, chicory, tomato and banana crops.

Keep in mind

Quintozene is still widely used in countries such as China and Japan, as opposed to in North America, where it is used less often.

May be found in

Soil, lettuce, chicory, tomatoes, bananas

References

EPA

PubMed

PubMed 2

PubMed 3

PubMed 4

International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health

Alternative names and spellings

Pentachloronitrobenzene, PCNB

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