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General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Phenol
  • Uses: control of deterioration/spoilage bacteria, fungi, mildew, mold, sapstain, also used in turf insecticides and herbicides, insect repellant for pets, also used to treat hospital and dental office equipment and premises
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Least-toxic mold control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (8)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Likely (8)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • 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