While Americans sprinkle Sevin dust around their yards like sugar, it is banned in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Iran and Angola. These countries are not convinced, as the United States is, that Sevin dust is safe.
The U.K. Chemicals Directorate Division of the Health and Safety branch is not convinced enough that Sevin dust is safe. Because of the effects of ingestion, that’s EATING the stuff, folks, after you douse your vegetable garden with it — has been proven to cause cancer.
DO NOT USE THIS STUFF INDOORS ~or~ ON YOUR PETS!
Now the reason I am sounding off again on Sevin dust is because on this site, it is the #1 search term. I should change the site name to SEVIN DUST is Icky or something like that. Well, that’s the truth because it is!
On a more serious side, continuous inhalation of Sevin dust can cause pneumoconiosis, more commonly referred to as “Black Lung Disease,” which is routinely found in coal miners, but the indication is also prominent in those who work in certain manufacturing industries. Pneumoconiosis causes hardening of the air sacs in the lungs caused from inflammation. Complications of pneumoconiosis include: heart failure, lung cancer, respiratory failure.
Pregnant women should avoid exposure to Sevin dust because it can cause fetal abnormalities: cardio and pulmonary, nervous system development, spontaneous abortion, ADD in their child and a host of other difficulties. Additionally, women whose pregnancies fall between the months of highest Sevin applications – May and September – have the highest instances of fetal distress in development.
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