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2,4-D

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: 2-4-D.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Phenoxy herbicide
  • Uses: Registered for field, fruit, and vegetable crops, turf, lawns, rights-of-way, aquatic sites, forestry applications, post-emergence broadleaf weeds, plant growth regulator in citrus
  • Alternatives: Organic agricultureOrganic Lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Yes (4)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Probable (5)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (6)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (7)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (7)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (4)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (4)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4)

Additional Information