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  • May 24, 2023
  • EWG

Chlormequat: What you need to know about this problematic pesticide

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Chlormequat is a highly toxic agricultural chemical the EPA refers to as a pesticide. It works by altering plant growth. When applied to oat and grain crops while they’re growing, it stops the plants from bending over, which can make harvesting difficult. 

Animal studies show chlormequat can damage the reproductive system and disrupt fetal growth, creating particular concerns about how ingesting it might harm children.



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