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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Aspor, Chem Zineb, Devizeb, Dipher, Discon Z, ethylene(bis)dithiocarbamate (EBDC), Hexathane, Kypzin, Lodaco, Lonacol, Mancozan, Parazate, Parzate, Tiezene, Zebtox, Ziden, and Zinosan. The compound may also be found in formulations with other pesticides.

Regulatory Status: Zineb was formerly registered in the U.S. as a General Use Pesticide (GUP) and was rated as a pesticide of low toxicity - EPA toxicity class IV. Products containing zineb were required to carry the Signal Word CAUTION on the label. Following an EPA Special Review of all the ethylene(bis)dithiocarbamate pesticides (EDBCs), including zineb, all registrations for zineb were voluntarily canceled by the manufacturer. All tolerances for zineb in agricultural commodities in the U.S. (except grapes used in winemaking) were revoked, effective 12/31/94. The tolerance for grapes used in winemaking was revoked, effective 12/31/97.

Chemical Class: dithiocarbamate

Introduction: The EBDCs are dithiocarbamate fungicides used to prevent crop damage in the field and to protect harvested crops from deterioration during storage or transport. Zineb was used to protect fruit and vegetable crops from a wide range of foliar and other diseases. It was available in the U.S. as wettable powder and dust formulations. Zineb can be formed by combining nabam and zinc sulfate in the spray tank.

Formulation: It was available in the U.S. as wettable powder and dust formulations. Zineb can be formed by combining nabam and zinc sulfate in the spray tank.

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Basic Manufacturer:

ELF Atochem North America
2000 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 4

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