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Phosphine

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Inorganic phosphine insecticide
  • Uses: Indoor control of a broad spectrum of insects for non-food/non-feed commodities in sealed containers or structures.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Additional Information