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Methidathion

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
  • Uses: Almonds, apples, apricots, artichokes, carambola, cherries, cotton, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, longan, mandarin, mango, nectarines, olives, oranges, peaches, pears, pecans, plums and prunes, safflower, sugar apple, sunflower and walnuts, alfalfa and clover seed, grass hay, tobacco, and ornamental plants and shrubs for broad control of insects.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (8)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information