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02-12-2009, 03:40 PM
Found this research study:

Nitrofen induces congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) with lung hypoplasia and delayed lung development and maturation in rat embryos.

Nitrofen is a contact herbicide for pre and post emergence control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds on a variety of food ornamental crops. Nitrofen has been applied in approximately 25 states by growers of rice, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, and celery. Nitrofen has also been used in nurseries growing roses and chrysanthemums and on rights-of-way. Nitrofen has not been used around homes and gardens. Control of annual broad-leaved and grass weeds pre-emergence or post-emergence in cereals, rice, sugar beet, and some ornamentals and vegetables.

Nitrofen may be released to the environment during its production and use as a pre- and post-emergence herbicide. However, nitrofen is no longer manufactured or sold in the US and Canada because of possible mutagenic and carcinogenic effects, although it has been used in other countries.

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02-12-2009, 03:49 PM
Yeah . . . . I've wondered if that was part of Adam's issue. Honest, our entire community used to be a celery field, including our current property. There still is a very large celery farm about 3 miles away from me.

02-12-2009, 06:11 PM
I read several studies on nitrofen, but I think it has to be given in very high quantities to produce CDH in mice, if I read them right.

02-12-2009, 09:29 PM
Very interesting.

02-14-2009, 01:46 PM
Mmmm not sure, but I would think that was a great possibilty Lynne. It is banne din the US & Canada, but in winter, we do get our produce from other countries.

02-15-2009, 11:36 AM
You are right about that Kate. Another reason to be a junk food junkie!

02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
I never heard of this??? Interesting.

02-16-2009, 11:32 AM
I have also done a few searches and keep coming up with Felines and CDH. That is odd, huh? Must be common for them.

02-16-2009, 12:41 PM
Yes it is, in K9s also. Their hernia's are usually umbillical hernia's. My dog had one. They do sometimes die from them if they are not treated properly.

02-16-2009, 04:35 PM
My SIL is a vet tech and she knew what CDH was when my hubby called to tell her about Baer's. Apparently it is common in dogs and cats.