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General Information

  • Fact Sheets: Synthetic Pyrethroids.pdf, Cypermethrin.pdf
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  • Chemical Class: Synthetic pyrethroid insecticide
  • Uses: Agricultural use as a foliar application on food and feed crops including cotton, pecans, peanuts, broccoli, and sweet corn, livestock and horses. industrial, commercial, and residential sites; soil residual termiticide.
  • Alternatives: Organic lawn care, Least-toxic insecticides, Organic Agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (10)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (13)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (4)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (6)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (6)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information