Why was diazinon taken off the market?

In 2004, the US outlawed residential use of diazinon when the EPA determined that its ability to damage the nervous system posed a risk to human health (especially the health of children). The chemical is still used for agricultural purposes and those cattle ear tags designed to contain chemicals to control insects.

Can you still get diazinon?

Beginning today, consumers can no longer buy one of the most popular lawn and garden insecticides of all time. Retailers in the United States are prohibited from selling diazinon, a highly effective killer of a variety of yard pests such as ants and grub worms.

What has replaced diazinon?

Some that give control similar to diazinon are malathion, Merit, Orthene, Sevin and several synthetic pyrethrins.

What is diazinon used for?

Diazinon is an Organophosphate pesticide used to control insects in the soil and on plants.

How harmful is diazinon?

Overall, diazinon is fairly low in toxicity when inhaled, ingested or when it gets on the skin, so minor exposures are not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, small exposures to diazinon can cause mild skin or eye irritation.

How long does diazinon stay in soil?

After diazinon has been applied, it may be present in the soil, surface waters (such as rivers and ponds), and on the surface of plants. Diazinon is rapidly broken down to a number of different compounds. Diazinon is quickly broken down in a few hours to 2 weeks.

Is diazinon safe around pets?

The organophosphate insecticide Diazinon has been reported to cause acute pancreatitis in dogs.

How do I get rid of diazinon?

Consumers who chose to dispose of remaining diazinon products rather than use them up should contact their state or local hazardous waste disposal program or local solid waste collection service for information on proper disposal in their community.

Is diazinon toxic to dogs?