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Trifluralin

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Dinitroaniline compound herbicide
  • Uses: Annual grasses and broadleaf weeds on a variety of food crops and non-food uses, including residential use site
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Least toxic-weed managment
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (10)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Probable (5, 36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (8)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (37)
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information