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Abamectin/Avermectin B1

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Abamectin.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Macrocyclic lactone compounds
  • Uses: Insecticide, miticide, nematicide for use on various agrucultural uses: fruits, vegetables, legumes, herbs, cotton, tree nuts; and non-agricultural uses: forestry, ornamentals, lawns, turf, transportation facilities, food/feed processing,distribution facilities, dairy cattle,
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (11, 21)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds:
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4, 8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4, 8)

Additional Information