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What does 24-D stand for?

24-D stands for 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid

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Both sides are claiming victory in a settlement regarding Quebec's ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides containing the chemical 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).
But the downside of using such chemicals is that they can poison people and pets as well as backyard wildlife: "Common insecticide ingredients such as 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), atrazine and dicamba have been shown to harm mouse embryos at times equivalent to the first week after conception in humans," says Erica Glasener of The Green Guide.
The 10 materials targeted are lead; formaldehyde; trichloroethylene; perchloroethylene; dioxins and furans; hexavalent chromium; organophosphate pesticides; polybrominated diphenyl ethers; di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, also called DEHP; and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, all of which have been linked to health concerns over environmental exposure.
Skin from chronically drunk rodents transmitted two to five times as much paraquat, atrazine, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) as did the skin of sober animals.