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General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Herbicide
  • Uses: Control of grasses and broadleaf weeds in food and feed crops including lettuce (the largest use site), endive, alfalfa, rhubarb, pome and stone fruits, artichokes, berries, grapes and legumes, as well as on woody ornamentals, Christmas trees, nursery stock, lawns, turf and fallow land.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic lawn care, Organic Christmas trees
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Probable (15)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (8, 4)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (11)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (32)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information