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Ziram

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Dithiocarbamate fungicide
  • Uses: Control of fungal diseases on crops including stone fruits, pome fruits, nut crops, vegetables and commercially grown ornamentals; rabbit repellent for ornamentals; and an additive in industrial adhesives, caulking, and latex paints
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, organic lanwn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (16)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (18)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (27)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (27)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8, 20)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information