Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Pest Management
How To Find Ingredients in Pesticide Products
Beyond Pesticides offers resources below to evaluate the health and ecological effects of specific chemical exposure from ACTIVE INGREDIENTS in pesticide products, as well as regulatory information and supporting scientific documents. Because various pesticide products can contain more than one active ingredient, it is important to READ the LABEL to determine chemical components.
With 192 different active ingredients and counting, it is essential to establish the connection between the use of these chemicals and their respective hazards.
View the step-by-step guide on how to search for the active ingredient(s) in pesticide products below:
- Go to U.S. EPA's Pesticide Product and Label System and enter the product name. The generic product name may vary.
- After searching, click on the chemical ingredients tab or the link for the most recent label to find Active Ingredients.
Chemical List Label List
If one selects the chemical ingredients tab, skip to Step 4 . If not, proceed to step number 3
- To find the active ingredient(s) on the label, search for the page in the document containing the date of registration. Usually, the active ingredients section occurs within the first few pages of the label document.
- Return to the Beyond Pesticides Gateway and search for the active ingredient name in the yellow box to the right or from the list below.
- Product Names:
- Chemical Class: Triazolopyrimidine Sulfonanilide
- Uses: A post-emergent herbicide used on cereal grains (including non-underseeded winter wheat, spring barley, oats, rye, and triticale) to control broad-leaved weeds: chickweed, wild buckwheat, white clover, common danilion, broad-leaved plantaion, and cleavers in spring wheat (including durum).
- Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic Lawn care
- Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic
Health and Environmental Effects
- Cancer: Not documented
- Endocrine Disruption: Possible (8, 114)
- Reproductive Effects: Not documented
- Neurotoxicity: Not documented
- Kidney/Liver Damage: Likely (8, 114)
- Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8, 115, 116)
- Birth/Developmental: Not documented
- Detected in Groundwater: Likely (8, 117, 118)
- Potential Leacher: Yes (8, 116)
- Toxic to Birds: Possible (116)
- Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8, 116)
- Toxic to Bees: Possible (43, 116)
Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database
- Regulatory Status:
- Florasulam; tolerances for residues. (09/28/2007; Amended 07/25/2018)
- Pesticide Fact Sheet: Florasulam; Conditional Registration (09/2007)
- Supporting information:
- Pesticide Database: Florasulam (Pesticide Action Network )
- Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB): florasulam-Ref: DE 570 (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
- EFSA Journal 13
- Emerging contaminants in groundwater. Stuart, M.E., Manamsa, K., Talbot, J.C. and Crane, E.J., 2011.
- Pesticides in agricultural headwater streams in southwestern Germany and effects on macroinvertebrate populations. Weber, G., Christmann, N., Thiery, A.C., Martens, D. and Kubiniok, J., 2018. Science of the Total Environment, 619, pp.638-648.
- Proximity to agricultural fields as proxy for environmental exposure to pesticides among children: The PIAMA birth cohort Bukalasa, J.S., Brunekreef, B., Brouwer, M., Vermeulen, R., de Jongste, J.C., van Rossem, L., Vonk, J.M., Wijga, A., Huss, A. and Gehring, U., 2017. Science of the Total Environment, 595, pp.515-520.
- Spatial and temporal patterns of pesticide concentrations in streamflow, drainage and runoff in a small Swedish agricultural catchment. Sandin, M., Piikki, K., Jarvis, N., Larsbo, M., Bishop, K. and Kreuger, J., 2018. Science of the Total Environment, 610, pp.623-634.