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Pendimethalin

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: pendimethalin.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Dinitroaniline herbicide
  • Uses: Selective herbicide, controls broadleaf weeds and grassy weed species in agriculture and lawns.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (10)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (8)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (11)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (27)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (8)
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information