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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: captan.pdf
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  • Chemical Class: Chlorinated organosulfur fungicide
  • Uses: Variety of terrestrial food/feed crops, greenhouse food crops, indoor food (fruit dips), indoor non-food (e.g., paints, adhesives, etc.), seed treatments and ornamental sites
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (15)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (7)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (7)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (7)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (40)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information