Trade name for daminozide, a plant regulator and therefore classed as a pesticide. Alar makes apples redder, firmer, and less likely to drop off trees before harvest. It was also used to a lesser extent on peanuts, tart cherries, concord grapes, and other fruits. Alar usage was suspended by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1989 following allegations of cancer risk to children from residues of Alar and its breakdown product (UDMH) on apples and in apple products.

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