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Aldicarb

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Aldicarb.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Carbamate Insecticide
  • Uses: Control of nematodes, insects, and arachnids in agricultural crops including citrus and potatoes until Dec 31, 2011, and cotton, dry beans, peanuts, pecans, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and seed alfalfa, field grown ornamentals, tobacco, and coffee until December 31, 2018.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (13)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (7)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (7)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information