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Propoxur

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Propoxur.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Carbamate insecticide
  • Uses: Control ants, roaches and hornets in and around residences and commercial food handling establishments, also found in flea collars.
  • Alternatives: Least-toxic Roach control, Least toxic hornet control
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Probable (8)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (35)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4)

Additional Information