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Diquat Dibromide

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Bipyridylium herbicide and dessicant
  • Uses: Agriculture drainage areas, irrigation systems, carrot (including tops), cucumber, melons, pepper, radish, squash, turnip, potato (white/irish), sorghum, soybeans (unspecified), tomato; lakes/ ponds/ reservoirs, intermittently flooded areas, streams/rivers/channeled water, residentail ornamental ponds and aquaria, lawns, and storage areas; targets algae, bladderwort, crabgrass, elodea, jimsonweed, leafy spurge, naiad, poison ivy, salvinia, shepherdspurse, and waterlettuce.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (17)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information