Organic Pesticides Cause Cancer in Rats and Mice – OMRI LISTED

This information is provided to show Organic does not mean SAFER.  Many Synthetic pesticides can actually be safer to use than Organic pesticides.

Buying into Organic Pesticides is buying into Toxic Chemicals.  Without reading the label any pesticide is dangerous.

Most household cleaners are also toxic and dangerous if you don't read the label.

Synthetic Pesticide residues left on Fruits and Vegetables are so insignificant that you will have a better chance of getting cancer from naturally occuring toxics in foods as illustrated at the bottom of this post with D-Limonene and the Human Exposure/Rodent Potency Index.

All Registered Pesticides can be used with reasonable assurances of its safety if you follow label directions.

It is like driving a car, anyone can be reckless if that is their intention.  Safety considerations are put into labeling and formulating registered pesticides in case of accidents, just like airbags in a car, seat belts, etc…

D-Limonene is used in the new Scotts GreenMatch or (EPA) Avenger Weed Control which is an ORMI Listed organic pesticide for Post Emergence, Non Selective, Top Kill for Lawns and Gardens.

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed—or approved—products may be used on operations that are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program.OMRI's funding comes from a variety of sources, including sales of publications, grants, donations, and subscriptions. Mainly, however, the organization generates income through fees collected for the review ofproducts intended for use in organic production or processing. Also, OMRI operates an organic seed information service to help growers find organic seeds.

GreenMatch® Organic Weed Control – Marrone Bio Innovation 2006-2011

GreenMatch is an effective and economical burndown herbicide that is fast-acting, easy to apply and active on a broadspectrum of weeds. GreenMatch is nonselective, and controls most annual and perennial grasses and broadleaf weedswhen applied as a post-emergent herbicide. GreenMatch also offers organic growers an effective alternative to costly handweeding, flame weeding, mowing and cultivation.

GreenMatch is a herbicide that contains d-limonene, a terpene derived from citrus oil, as the active ingredient.


Nature's Avenger Organic Weed Killer

 Avenger Organic Weed Killer’s patented formula is made with natural citrus-oil (d-limonene ) which is a natural degreasing agent that strips the weed of its waxy skin (cuticle), causing it to dehydrate and die with results in 2 hours or less! Tested against the leading synthetic herbicide glysophate, Avenger Organic Weed Killer has proven to be just as effective, yet faster acting when tested against other organic or “natural” products on the market


D-Limonene is know to cause Cancer in Male Rats:

NTP TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE TOXICOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS STUDIES OF d-LIMONENE (CAS NO. 5989-27-5) IN F344/N RATS AND B6C3F1 MICE (GAVAGE STUDIES) C.W. Jameson, Ph.D., Study Scientist NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM P.O. Box 12233 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 January 1990 NTP TR 347 NIH Publication No. 90-2802


WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans Volume 73 Some Chemicals that Cause Tumours of the Kidney or Urinary Bladder in Rodents and Some Other Substances Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation


D-Limonene is Toxic to Cats:

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1986 Oct 15;189(8):905-8. Effects of an insecticidal dip containing d-limonene in the cat. Hooser SB, Beasley VR, Everitt JI


EPA has registered D-Limonene as a pesticide, knowing it causes cancer in Male Rats and Mice.

Exposure and Risk Assessment on Lower Risk Pesticide Chemicals D-Limonene Prepared by Special Review and Reregistration Division Office of Pesticide Programs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1801 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202



Possible Carcinogenic Hazards

The larger the Herp% the greater chance of cancer risk.

Human Exposure/Rodent Potency Index


Found Naturally in:

Nutmeg (Serving size = 27.4 mg)(Daily Intake of D-Limonene = 446 ug)(Herp% = 0.003%)

Orange Juice (Serving size = 6 oz)(Daily Intake of D-Limonene = 5.49 mg)(Herp% = 0.04%)

Mango (Serving size = 1 Whole)(Daily Intake of D-Limonene = 9.8 mg)(Herp% = 0.07%)

Black Pepper (Serving size = 446 mg)(Daily Intake of D-Limonene = 3.57mg)(Herp% = 0.03%)

Reference: Gold,L.S. et al (1992)_Science_Vol 258, pp. 261-265

Possible Carcinogenic Hazards

Human Exposure/Rodent Potency Index

Synthetic Pesticides

Found in Fruits and Vegetables:

(Daily Intake of Carbaryl = 2.6 ug)(Herp% = 0.0003%)

(Daily Intake of Captan = 11.5 ng)(Herp% = 0.000000006%)

(Daily Intake of Qunitozene = 19.2 ng)(Herp% = 0.0000004%)

(Daily Intake of DDT before 1972 ban = 13.8 ug)(Herp% = 0.002%)

Reference: Gold,L.S. et al (1992)_Science_Vol 258, pp. 261-265