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Dicofol

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: organochlorine insecticide (miticide)
  • Uses: Agriculture, Lawns/Ornamentals (non-residential)
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (8)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Potential (8), Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (8, 4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (40)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information