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Methoxychlor

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Methoxychlor.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organochlorine insecticide
  • Uses: No registered uses. Historically used on cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies and chiggers, as well as various arthropods that attack field crops, vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, stored grain, livestock, and domestic pets.
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture, Least-toxic insect control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Known (5)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (4)
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information