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Rotenone

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Rotenone.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Botanical insecticde
  • Uses: Applied directly to water to manage fish populations in lakes, ponds, reservoirs, rivers, streams, and in aquaculture.
  • 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 (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information