Table 17

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The reported pounds of pesticides used that are oils. Although some oils and other petroleum distillates are on U.S. EPA’s list of A or B carcinogens or the State’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals “known to cause cancer,” these carcinogenic oils are not known to be used in California as pesticides. Many oil pesticides used in California serve as alternatives to chemicals with higher toxicity. Use includes both agricultural and reportable nonagricultural applications. Text files of data are available. Number of Applications and Acres values are for production agricultural pesticide use only.

CHEMICAL LBS 2008 LBS 2009 LBS 2010 LBS 2011 LBS 2012 LBS 2013 LBS 2014 LBS 2015 LBS 2016 LBS 2017
HYDROTREATED PARAFFINIC SOLVENT 247676 248774 224458 248000 240618 229203 264564 260497 265447 304841
ISOPARAFFINIC HYDROCARBONS 11250 13007 6628 13823 9822 7290 2191 11426 20769 69276
KEROSENE 1081 4930 3888 4690 4504 221 24 74 None 10
LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT PARAFFINIC OIL None None None 376 1032 1588 2583 264 122 39
MINERAL OIL 14611242 13883902 13076201 12401222 12635167 18256334 17091454 27935419 25122084 26657717
MINERAL OIL, PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, SOLVENT REFINED LIGHT 219 124 401 11 None None None None None None
NAPHTHA, HEAVY AROMATIC None None None None None 0.35 None 31 None 1
ORCHEX 796 OIL 92289 54864 44624 41328 61963 121278 75668 26462 12485 3133
PETROLEUM DERIVATIVE RESIN None 0.932 None 0.055 None 6 None None 0.047 0.012
PETROLEUM DISTILLATES 504022 548175 341825 280067 246939 207188 158681 139448 155682 93012
PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, ALIPHATIC 16390 10493 15480 8981 6638 7680 15233 10861 6104 5239
PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, AROMATIC 44188 119480 127358 135597 148864 146904 119993 129363 172451 182254
PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, REFINED 1487043 1222830 2005527 1986320 1908769 1905974 1737566 2027849 1985258 2026379
PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS 184 138 177 177 27 77 33 692 809 25
PETROLEUM NAPHTHENIC OILS 248 254 884 1072 518 349 842 574 1103 543
PETROLEUM OIL, PARAFFIN BASED 506839 1048107 617316 751068 897408 1188762 976615 995001 542615 455328
PETROLEUM OIL, UNCLASSIFIED 11335303 10163009 10932995 15751515 12352403 13855918 9825513 10150353 10191878 7476905
PETROLEUM SULFONATES 0.006 None None 0.046 None None None None None None