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Spinosad

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Unclassified
  • Uses: Controls tobacco budworm, cotton bollworm, cotton leafperferator, European corn borer, armyworms, loopers, saltmarsh caterpillar, thrips.
  • Alternatives: Least Toxic Controls
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (39)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • 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 (39)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (39)

Additional Information