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Diazinon

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Diazinon.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
  • Uses: Agriculture almonds, apples, apricots, bananas, beets (red, table), blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, collards, sweet corn, cranberries, cucumbers, endive (escarole), figs, filberts, ginseng, grapes, hops, kale, lettuce, loganberries, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, onions, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, pineapples, plums, Irish potatoes, prunes, radishes, radishes (Chinese), raspberries, rutabagas, squash, spinach, strawberries, sugar beets, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, walnuts, and watercress, seed treatment on beans (except soybeans), field corn, sweet corn, lima beans, peas, and snap beans; non-lactating cattle.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (13)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (11)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (7)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (11)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (4)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information