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Endosulfan

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: endosulfan_final.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organochlorine
  • Uses: Contact insecticide in vegetables, fruits, cereal grains, and cotton, as well as ornamental shrubs, trees, vines, and ornamentals for use in commercial agricultural settings.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (32)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (7)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (4)
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (19)

Additional Information