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Dicamba

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Dicamba.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Benzoic acid herbicide
  • Uses: Agricultural, industrial, and residential settings. Different forms of dicamba (acid 
    and salts) have registered uses on rights-of-way areas, asparagus, barley, corn , grasses grown in pasture and rangeland, oats, proso millet, rye, sorghum, soybeans, sugarcane, and wheat, golf courses 
    and lawns.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic lawns care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (6)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (6)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (11)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (6)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (20, 40)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (6)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information