Dalapon sodium is a selective herbicide. It is highly soluble in water and volatile. Based on its chemical properties it has a tendency to leach to groundwater. Data suggests it is moderately persistent in soil systems and can be persistent in some water systems. It is relatively non-toxic to mammals and has a low potential for bioaccumulation. Dalapon sodium is a recognised irritant. It has a moderate toxicity to most aquatic organisms and honeybees but is less harmful to birds and earthworms.
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 Low alert
Warning: Significant data are missing
A herbicide used to control annual and perennial grasses including couch
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