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Methomyl

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Carbamate
  • Uses: Restricted use pesticide. Controls insect pests on field, vegetable, and orchard crops; turf (sod farms only); livestock quarters; commercial premises; and refuse containers.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30, 36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • 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: Not documented

Additional Information