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Fosamine Ammonium

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Fosamine Ammonium.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Herbicide
  • Uses: Brush control agent, plant growth regulator, nonagricultural uncultivated areas (campgrounds; industrial areas, outdoor) nonagricultural rights-of-way (highway, railroad, pipeline, utility), ditch banks, areas adjacent to and surrounding domestic water supply, reservoirs, supply streams, lakes and ponds
  • Alternatives: Least-Toxic Rights-of-way Practices
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Additional Information