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Dicamba - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Dicamba

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Dicamba
CAS Number: 1918-00-9
U.S. EPA PC Code: 029801
CA DPR Chem Code: 200
Molecular Weight: 221.04
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Herbicide
Chem Class: Benzoic acid
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Landscape   Ornamental Turf   Right of Way   Greenhouse Flowers   Almonds  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , 029801 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 155 (PDP Code) , 1918-00-9 (CAS number) , 1918009 , 1918009 (CAS number without hyphens) , 2,5-Dichloro-6-methoxybenzoic acid , 2-Methoxy-3,6-dichlorobenzoic acid , 200 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid , 3,6-Dichloro-2-methyoxybenzoic acid , 3,6-Dichloro-o-anisic acid , Banex , Banlen , Banvel , Banvel 10G , Banvel D , Banvel XG , Benzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy- , Compound B Dicamba , Dianat , Dicamba , Dicamba (ANSI) , DICAMBA (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , DICAMBA (PRESENT AS ACID) , dicamba acide , Dicambe , Dikamba , MDBA , Mediben , o-Anisic acid, 3,6-dichloro- , SAN 837H , VEL 58-CS-11 , Velsicol 58-CS-11 , Velsicol Compound "R"
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Dicamba Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Symptoms of Dicamba Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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NOTE! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing. Vomiting. Weakness. Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion (Further see Inhalation). Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
If the pesticide is present under the form of a formulation containing hydrocarbon solvents vomiting may not be induced. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Banvel Banex Dianat Fallowmaster Mediben Metambane Tracker Trooper and Velsicol are trade names. If the pesticide is formulated with an organic solvent also consult ICSC of the solvent used.
 

Toxicity Information for Dicamba

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Slight Not Likely No Potential
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Dicamba
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
III, Slightly Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available

No NTP Studies

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Dicamba
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Likely
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Dicamba
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Dicamba
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Dicamba
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Dicamba

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Potential
 
Physical Property Data Related to Water Contamination Potential
Water Solubility (Avg, mg/L)
Adsorption Coefficient (Koc)
Hydrolysis Half-life (Avg, Days)
Aerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
Anaerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
27,200
5.00
30.0
10.0
88.0
 
 

Water Standards and Criteria

U.S. National Drinking Water Standards and Health Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) 0  
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)  
One Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Ten Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Lifetime Exposure Health Advisory Level 4,000  
Reference Dose 500.0 (g/kg/day)  
U.S. Drinking Water Equivalent Level 18,000  
Concentration with Lifetime Cancer Risk of 1 in 10,000  
Canada Drinking Water Standards and Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Acceptable Concentration (MAC) 120.0
Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration (IMAC)
Aesthetic Objectives
Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life
g/L unless noted  
Fresh Water Guidelines 10 Notes: c,i
Salt Water Guidelines
Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Agricultural Water Uses
g/L unless noted  
Irrigation Water Guidelines .006
Livestock Water Guidelines 122
 

Regulatory Information for Dicamba

International Regulatory Status

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Dicamba

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Mortality
AquaticPlants Growth, Population
Crustaceans Mortality
Fish Mortality
Phytoplankton Enzyme(s), Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Zooplankton Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality
~ Un-Assigned Mortality
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Crustaceans Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Fish Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic
Zooplankton Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Moderate Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
HoneybeesSlightly ToxicSlightly to Moderately Toxic
Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Dicamba

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
1918-00-9 Parent P Dicamba View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
3401-80-7 Related 5a 3,6-dichlorosalicylic acid View View View Breakdown product No Not Listed
Related 5a 5-hydroxy-dicamba View View View Breakdown product No Not Listed
292085-54-2 Related 5a 5-hydroxy-XDE-570 View View View No Not Listed
56141-00-5 Related P Cambendichlor View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
8068-77-7 Related 13 Dicamba with 2,4-D View View View Herbicide Yes Not Listed
8073-53-8 Related 13 Dicamba with 2,4-D & Silvex View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
1286239-22-2 Related P Dicamba with N1-(3-aminopropyl)-N1-methyl-1,3-propanediamine (1:?) View View View Herbicide No Yes
Related 1 Dicamba, aluminium salt View View View Herbicide No Yes
Related 1 Dicamba, aminopropylmorpholine salt View View View Herbicide No Yes
Related 1 Dicamba, bis(3-aminopropyl)methylamine salt View View View Herbicide No Yes
Related 1 Dicamba, butoxyethyl ester View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
25059-78-3 Related 1 Dicamba, diethanolamine salt View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
Related 1 Dicamba, diethylene triamine salt View View View Herbicide No Yes
104040-79-1 Related 1 Dicamba, diglycolamine salt View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
2300-66-5 Related 1 Dicamba, dimethylamine salt View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
Related 15 Dicamba, dimethylamine salt, other related View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
55871-02-8 Related 1 Dicamba, isopropylamine salt View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
6597-78-0 Related 1 Dicamba, methyl ester View View View Herbicide No Yes
53404-28-7 Related 1 Dicamba, monoethanolamine salt View View View Herbicide No Yes
Related 15 Dicamba, monoethanolamine salt, other related View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
Related 8 Dicamba, other related View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
10007-85-9 Related 1 Dicamba, potassium salt View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
1982-69-0 Related 1 Dicamba, sodium salt View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
53404-29-8 Related 1 Dicamba, triethanolamine salt View View View Herbicide No Yes
 
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