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1,3-Dichloropropene (Telone)


1,3-D is often formulated with chloropicrin both as a warning agent and to enhance plant pathogen and weed control.

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Soil fumigant
  • Uses: Broad spectrum soil fumigant to control various soil-borne diseases, nematodes, and/or garden symphylans on a range of agricultural (fruiting, leafy, and root vegetable crops; legumes; corn and tobacco) and non-agricultural crops (ornamentals, non-bearing fruit/nut trees, forestry crops, lawns and turf, golf course). It also has drip irrigation uses on established vineyards.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Yes (3, 8, 21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental: Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: yes (8, 27)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (8, 27)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information