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What is cotton defoliant?

Defoliant, a chemical dust or spray applied to plants to cause their leaves to drop off prematurely. Defoliants sometimes are applied to crop plants such as cotton in order to facilitate harvesting.

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Keeping this in view, is cotton defoliant harmful to humans?

Causes irreversible eye damage. Causes skin irritation. Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing, and avoid breathing spray mist.

Additionally, what does defoliation mean? to strip (a tree, bush, etc.) of leaves. to destroy or cause widespread loss of leaves in (an area of jungle, forest, etc.), as by using chemical sprays or incendiary bombs, in order to deprive enemy troops or guerrilla forces of concealment.

Likewise, people ask, what is used to defoliate cotton?

Defoliants are used as an aid in the harvesting of certain crops such as cotton. 2,4-D, one of the first chemical herbicides used as a defoliant.

What chemicals are used on cotton?

Cotton growers typically use many of the most hazardous pesticides on the market including aldicarb, phorate, methamidophos and endosulfan. Cotton pesticides are often broad spectrum organophosphates — pesticides originally developed as toxic nerve agents during World War II — and carbamate pesticides.”

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