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Kasugamycin

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Aminoglycoside antibiotic fungicide
  • Uses: No uses for U.S. crops registered, tolerances established for use on imported fruiting vegetables for control of bacterial and fungal diseases.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not likely (39)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (39)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (43)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information