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Bensulide - 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 Bensulide

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Bensulide
CAS Number: 741-58-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 009801
CA DPR Chem Code: 70
Molecular Weight: 397.5
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Herbicide
Chem Class: Organophosphorus
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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
Leaf Lettuce   Head Lettuce   Broccoli   Cantaloupe   Cilanto  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , 009801 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 70 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 741-58-2 (CAS number) , 741582 , 741582 (CAS number without hyphens) , Bensulide , BENSULIDE (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Betamec , Betasan , Exporsan , N-(beta-O,O-Diisopropyldithiophosphorylethyl)benzenesulfonamide , O,O-di-isopropyl S-2-phenylsulfonylaminoethyl phosphorodithioate , P-4461 , Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-Bis(1-methylethyl) S-[2-[(phenylsulfonyl)amino]ethyl] ester , Pre-San , Prefar , R 4461 , S-(O,O-Diisopropyl phosphorodithioate) ester of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)benzenesulfonamide
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Bensulide 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.

Bensulide is a Organophosphorus compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Organophosphorus Compounds
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- Excessive salivation, sweating, rhinorrhea and tearing.
- Muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, incoordination.
- Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea.
- Respiratory depression, tightness in chest, wheezing, productive cough, fluid in lungs.
- Pin-point pupils, sometimes with blurred or dark vision.
- Severe cases: seizures, incontinence, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness.
- Cholinesterase inhibition.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 4.

Treatment for Organophosphorus Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 4, page 40.

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

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation See Notes. Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
Skin See Notes. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion See Notes. Rest. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
Notes for ICSC Information
No specific data on health hazard of this compound were available but many organophosphates are cholinesterase inhibitors (for instance see ICSC 0172 on Malathion). If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s). Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Betamec Betasan Disan Exporsan Prefar Pre-san are trade names.
 

Toxicity Information for Bensulide

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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
Moderate Not Likely
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
Bensulide
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
II, Moderately Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available

No NTP Studies

Yes
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
Bensulide
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
Bensulide
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
Bensulide
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
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Bensulide
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Bensulide

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)
6.00
16,600
220.0
432.0
1,890
 
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Bensulide

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
Potential
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 Bensulide

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
AquaticPlants Mortality, Population
Crustaceans Behavior
Fish Mortality
Molluscs Intoxication, Morphology
Phytoplankton Population
Zooplankton Intoxication, Mortality
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish Highly Toxic Moderate to High Toxicity
Zooplankton Moderately Toxic Moderate to Very High Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
HoneybeesSlightly ToxicSlightly 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 Bensulide

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
741-58-2 Parent P Bensulide View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
20243-81-6 Related 5b Bensulide Oxon (degradate of bensulide) View View View Breakdown product No Yes
 
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