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E233: Thiabendazole


Synthetic fungicide

Function & characteristics:
A widely used fungicide, particularly on fruits. It is mainly sprayed on fruits; it could also be a component of an aqueous solution, in which fruits are submerged. It may only be used on the outer surface of fruits.


Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.1 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
It is hydrolysed in the liver and excreted by the kidneys. No side effects at the acceptable concentrations specified.

Dietary restrictions:
None thiabendazole can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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