Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Pest Management
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.
- Fact Sheet: Structural Fumigants_sulfuryl_fluoride_&_methyl_bromide.pdf
- Product Names:
- Chemical Class: Inorganic fungicide, insecticide, rodenticide
- Uses: Fumigation of closed structures and their contents such as domestic dwellings, garages, barns, storage buildings, commercial warehouses, ships in port, and railroad cars; targets termites, powder post beetles, old house borers, bedbugs, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, rats and mice.
- Alternatives: Least-Toxic controls ofTermites, cockroaches, moths, bedbugs, and mice
- Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic
Health and Environmental Effects
- Cancer: Not documented
- Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
- Reproductive Effects: Yes (7)
- Neurotoxicity: Yes (7)
- Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
- Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
- Birth/Developmental: Yes (7)
- Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
- Potential Leacher: Not documented
- Toxic to Birds: Not documented
- Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
- Toxic to Bees: Not documented
Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database
- Regulatory Status:
- EPA Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) signed (9/1993)
- Beyond Pesticides' petition to cancel tolerances and comments on tolerances.
- Supporting information:
- When Politics Trumps Science and Health Suffers (Beyond Pesticides)
- The Safer Choice (Beyond Pesticides)
- NCAP Sulfuryl Fluoride Factsheet (Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides)
- Extoxnet Sulfuryl Fluoride Factsheet (Extension Toxicology Network)
- PAN Pesticides Database:Sulfuryl Fluoride (Pesticide Action Network)
- Scorecard Sulfuryl Fluoride Factsheet (The Pollution Information Site)
- FAN Sulfuryl Fluoride Factsheet (Fluoride Action Network)
- Greater Los Angeles Area dominates U.S. emissions of sulfuryl fluoride, a potent greenhouse gas. Gaeta, D.C., Vimont, I.J., Miller, B.R., Zhang, M. and Miller, S.M. AGU Fall Meeting 2021. AGU.