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Glufosinate ammonium

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Broad-Sectrum Herbicide
  • Uses: Broad spectrum contact herbicide used to control a wide range of weeds, also used to desiccate crops before harvest, GE crops
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (6)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (8)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information