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Bensulide

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate herbicide
  • Uses: Controls grassey weeds in agriculture, turf, and reisdential lawns
  • Alternatives: Organic Agriculture, Organic lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Additional Information