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  • noun organic chemistry A zinc salt C6H12N2S4Zn used as a fungicide.

Etymologies

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From zinc dithiocarbamate.

Examples

  • The fungicide ziram -- the 20th most-used agricultural toxin in California in 2006 -- emerged as a common factor in a UCLA study of 400 people with Parkinson's in the Valley.

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  • More than 660,000 pounds of ziram were used on crops in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced,

    Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • "People exposed over a 25-year period to ziram have about a threefold increased risk of developing Parkinson's," said Jeff Bronstein, professor of neurology and head of the Movement Disorder Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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  • The fungicide ziram -- the 20th most-used agricultural toxin in California in 2006 -- emerged as a common factor in a UCLA study of 400 people with Parkinson's in the Valley.

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  • The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has placed a high priority on assessing the risk of ziram, said Lea Brooks, assistant director of communications.

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  • Growers advocates say it's important to keep ziram use in perspective.

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  • But it's too early to talk about restrictions or a possible ban, because state regulators have just become aware of the latest ziram research.

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  • A spokeswoman for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation says it's too early to discuss restrictions or a ban on ziram, but officials have made studying the potential link a priority.

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