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Chlorpropham (CIPC)

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Carbamate Herbicide
  • Uses: Control of mouseear chickweed in spinach, also used as part of an IPM method to decrease incidence of Botrytis infection (a fungal disease) in Easter lilies. As a plant growth regulator inhibits sprouting in stored potatoes and controls fruiting in ginkgo trees.

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Additional Information