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General Information

  • Fact Sheet: thiram.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Dimethyl dithiocarbamate fungicide, animal repellant
  • Uses: Fungicide used to prevent crop damage in the field and to protect harvested crops (apples, peaches, and strawberries) from deterioration in storage or transport, seed protectant (e.g. small seeded vegetables, large seeded vegetables, cereal grains and other seeds, coniferous seeds, cotton seed, ornamental seeds, and soybeans), protects turf from fungal diseases; also an animal (rabbit, rodent, and deer) repellent
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic golf course managment
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not yet evaluated, equivocal data (34)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (11)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (11)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (20)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental: Yes (11)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (20)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (20)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (20)

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