Friday, February 21, 2014

Hawai'i Not What We Think...2,4-D 10% or more of the total occurred in Hawaii"

Release Patterns
Major environmental releases of 2,4-D are due to agricultural applications of systemic herbicides. It is also
released as a result of the production or disposal of 2,4-D or its by-products. From 1987 to 1993,
according to EPA's Toxic Chemical Release Inventory, 2,4-D releases to land and water totalled over
116,000 lbs., most of which was released to land. These releases were primarily from cane sugar-related
industries (except refineries). The largest releases (10% or more of the total) occurred in Hawaii...

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