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Linuron

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Substituted urea herbicide
  • Uses: Restricted Use Pesticide used to control germinating and newly emerging grasses and broad-leafed weeds on agricultural crops, ornamental bulbs and poplar trees.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (8)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (8)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information