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Trichlorfon

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
  • Uses: Golf course turf, home lawns, non-food contact areas of food and meat processing plants, ornamental shrubs and plants, and ornamental and bait fish ponds to control insects such as lepidopteran larvae (caterpillars), white grubs, mole crickets, cattle lice, sod webworms, leaf miners, stink bugs, flies, ants, cockroaches, earwigs, crickets, diving beetle, water scavenger beetle, water boatman backswimmer, water scorpions, giant water bugs and pillbugs
  • Alternatives: Organic golf course managment, Organic lawn
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely in High Doses (12)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (22)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (4)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information