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Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC)

(Benzalkonium chloride, Dimethylcocobenzalkonium chloride, Quaternary ammonium compounds (24))

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Quaternary amines/Antimicrobial
  • Uses: General use for wood treatment, carpets, textiles, indoor/outdoor hard surfaces, shoes, residential and agricultural premise and equipment, aquatic areas, food handling/storage including eggs, medical instruments, commercial/industrial processes and water systems. ADBAC is also applied to nursery ornamentals and turf, and is used for mosquito control in ponds and puddles.
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database

Additional Information