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Methyl bromide

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Structural Fumigants_sulfuryl_fluoride_&_methyl_bromide.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Inorganic fungicide, insecticide, rodenticide
  • Uses: Broad-spectrum fumigant chemical used as an acaricide, antimicrobial, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, nematicide, and vertebrate control agent.
  • Alternatives: Organic agricultural
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Yes (7)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (7)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (7)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (7)
  • 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