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Benalaxyl

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Xylylalanine
  • Uses: Not U.S. EPA Registered: A systemic  fungicide used for the control of Oomycetes, particularly fungi of the family PeronosporaceaePhythophthora plasmopara, and Pythium spp. Benalaxyl acts by inhibiting RNA polymerization (polymerase complex I).
  • Alternatives:  Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Insufficiently Studied
  • Endocrine Disruption: Suggestive (194)
  • Reproductive Effects: Possible (207, 208)
  • Neurotoxicity: Possible (209)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Possible (208)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not Likely
  • Birth/Developmental: Insufficiently Studied
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (210)
  • Potential Leacher: Low to Moderate (208, 210)
  • Toxic to Birds: Low (208)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Moderate (208)
  • Toxic to Bees: Moderate (208)

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