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General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Chloronicotinoid Insecticide
  • Uses: On the agricultural crops cotton and pome fruits for control of a variety of sucking insects. The primary target pests for thiacloprid on cotton are aphids and whiteflies; Psylla, codling moth and plum Curculio are the primary pests on pome fruits.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (39)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (39)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (25)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (39)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (39)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information