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Acetochlor

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Chloroacetanilide herbicide
  • Uses: Agriculture
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (8, 21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30, 36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information