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Triphenyltin Hydroxide/Fentin Hydroxide (TPTH)

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organotin fungicide
  • Uses: Non-systemic foliar fungicide applied to pecans, potatoes, and sugarbeats for control of early and late blight on potatoes and Colorado potato beetle; leaf spot on sugar beets; scab, brown leaf spot and other diseases on pecans
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Probable (15) Known (21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Suspected (43, 8)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (21)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (8)
  • 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