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Diuron

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Dimethylurea herbicide (also mildewcide and algaecide)
  • Uses: Agriculture, ornamentals, ponds, aquariums, paints
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Known/likely (8, 21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8) [carcinomas]
  • 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 (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information