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Simazine

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Chlorinated triazine herbicide
  • Uses: Controls most annual grasses and broadleaf weeds before they emerge or after removal of weed growth used for fruit and nut crops, such as apples, oranges, and almonds, in addition to corn, forestry sites and on turfgrass (residential and comerically grown) industrial sites, highway medians and shoulders, railroad rights-of-way, lumberyards, petroleum tank farms; also used as an algaecide in small ornamental ponds and aquariums.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic christmas trees, Least-toxic weed control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (29)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (8)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Frequently (37)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information