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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Alachlor.pdf
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  • Chemical Class: Acetanilide herbicide
  • Uses: Preplant, preemergent, at plant herbicide for corn and soybeans, post-transplant, postemergent, and at ground crack herbicide for peanuts only, broadleaf weeds and grasses
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely in High Doses (12)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Probable (5)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (7)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (7)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (11)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (7)
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information