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Mesotrione

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Herbicide
  • Uses: Pre- and post-emergence control of broad leaf weeds
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (130, 131)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not Likely (39)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not Likely (39)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not Likely (39)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (39)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: No (39)
  • Birth/Developmental: Not Likely (39)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Possible (133)
  • Potential Leacher: Possible (133)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not Likely (39)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (132)
  • Toxic to Bees: Low (43)

Additional Information