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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Sep 15, 2016 10:58 AM CST
1st. I know its a disinfectant ! I was reading.on different garden website to use it to treat soil for wilt & fungus. Also to spray vege plants for bugs. Anyone out there use it or have tried it ? Also. Let it be known that when all organic methods fail. I have no problem to use malathion to save my garden ! It cant be worse than the stuff i buy at store or farmers mkt. Especially the imported stuff ! With there unregulated chemicals .
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 15, 2016 11:34 AM CST
I learn new things here everyday. I'd never heard of this, Philip. I'd say give it a try. It might work well. Here is some info for those who don't know about it.
http://www.jeyes.com/en-gb/our-products/jeyes-fluid/
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 15, 2016 12:05 PM CST
You might almost be right to class it with malathion (an organophosphate insecticide that is toxic to humans, but less so than the organophosphates that were developed to be nerve gasses.)

If you had not said that you're OK with malathione, I would have said "never put Jeyes fluid in soil that vegetable roots will touch!"

But if you'll eat something that was sprayed with malathion, well, Jeyes fluid and Cresol are not as toxic as THAT !

Among other things, it contains "Cresol", extracted from creosote. Methyl phenol, (yes, like phenol), another toxic chemical.

"Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to skin. Risk of serious damage to eyes. May cause sensitisation by skin contact."

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"It is not known what the effects are from long-term ingestion or skin contact with low levels of cresols.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set a permissible exposure limit at 5 ppm (22 mg/m3) over an eight-hour time-weighted average, while the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends a limit of 2.3 ppm (10 mg/m3).[6]

A recent study, suggests that cresols are responsible for the formation of Multiple Sclerosis, in lab rats, at least. They are looking into the human connection as well. [7]"
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cresol
http://www.workshopwarehouse.co.uk/downloads/dl/file/id/918/...
http://www.e-hygienesystems.com/coshh/sheets/Jeyes%20Fluid.p...


Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 15, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Eek! Thanks for clarifying that, Rick. I guess I don't want to try it. We get enough toxins already.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Sep 15, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Humm ????
Do y'all eat neem oil.Pyrethrim.isopropyl alchol.soap.bt.safers.peroxide.etc ?
There all organic. What do you use to get rid of bugs.fungus & wilt ? Thats really safe ? I've read the whole labels on the neem oil & Pyrethrim sprays. Frankly !
The lablels... Scare me . I know malathion is derived from nerve gas. ( not part of my question ) but did you know that margarine is one molecule from being plastic !!!!
Boy. Oh Boy ! I've noticed there are alot of people that dont read questions very well.
Gee! (Living is hazzardous to you health)
Pick your poison.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 15, 2016 3:36 PM CST
I didn't even know you could get it in North America, I do remember the stuff from the UK but never used it in the garden. FWIW I found this on the link below from another discussion group.

"I have been reliably informed by a very nice lady at Jeyes that thanks to the meddling of the EU they now have to leave one component out of the original formula and it can no longer be used for soil sterilizing."

http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/jeyes-fluid-to-sterili...

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