Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for daminozide.

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Examples

  • The report and the “60 Minutes” broadcast highlighted a chemical called Alar that was used to improve the appearance of apples.

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  • Growers saw prices plunge after a 1989 television report led to widespread fears apples were coated in a cancer-causing chemical called Alar, used to enhance crunch and color.

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  • Growers saw prices plunge after a 1989 television report led to widespread fears apples were coated in a cancer-causing chemical called Alar, used to enhance crunch and color.

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  • Growers saw prices plunge after a 1989 television report led to widespread fears apples were coated in a cancer-causing chemical called Alar, used to enhance crunch and color.

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  • Growers saw prices plunge after a 1989 television report led to widespread fears apples were coated in a cancer-causing chemical called Alar, used to enhance crunch and color.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • Growers saw prices plunge after a 1989 television report led to widespread fears apples were coated in a cancer-causing chemical called Alar, used to enhance crunch and color.

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  • When TV news reported on the possible risks to the public of a chemical sprayed on apples called Alar, DeVore argued for the public's right to know.

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  • Systemic chemicals, such as Alar, are taken up by the roots and foliage of plants, and are of low to moderate toxicity to mammals and birds; some systemic herbicides are highly toxic to fishes.

    AP Environmental Science Chapter 16- Air, Water and Soils

  • Smith pointed out that in the past when consumers found a product to be a health risk-as with bovine growth hormones in milk by 2009 (a product of Monsanto) and Alar in apples in 1989 (a product of Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc., now integrated into the Chemtura Corporation) - they voted with their wallets.

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  • Congress ordered the USDA to survey the levels of pesticide in food annually following the 1989 Alar controversy involving apples.

    Pesticide Residues Taint Apples

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