Bithionol is a multi-use chemical that is now largely obsolete. It was once used as a fungicide, wood preservative and also has veterinary applications. It has a very low aqueous solubility but little else is known about its environmental fate or its ecotoxicology. This substance is highly toxic to mammals via the oral route.
The following alerts are based on the data in the tables below. An absence of an alert does not imply the substance has no implications for human health, biodiversity or the environment but just that we do not have the data to form a judgement.
Human health High alert: Mammals acute toxicity: High
Warning: Significant data are missing
An anthelmintic used to treat tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) in horses and liver flukes (Fasciola hepatica)
Considered obsolete but may be available in some countries
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