Pesticides

The most comprehensive database for fluorinated pesticides, including the inorganic compounds Cryolite and Sulfuryl Fluoride, as well as hundreds of organo-fluorine compounds that may well prove to be as toxic, or more toxic, than the chlorinated pesticides they are replacing.

Pesticides: G – L

The List of Fluorinated and Fluoride Pesticides
Beginning with
G – L

Note: The information on the pesticides was current as of 2007 –  FAN intends to update this throughout 2012-2013.

PESTICIDE ADVERSE EFFECTS REGISTERED FOR USE
gamma-Cyhalothrin

Gliftor

  • CAS No. 8065-71-2
  • Rodenticide
See effects:

  • Blood
  • Brain
  • CNS
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Spleen
EPA Registered: No

  • Forbidden for
    use in China
Halfenprox

  • CAS No. 111872-58-3
  • Acaricide,
    Insecticide 

    (Pyrethroid)
As of October 2003: Lttle toxicoloigical data available

Note from FAN:
Both bromine and fluorine are in the chemical formula for this substance. Studies on its effect on the brain need to be performed. (EC)

EPA Registered: No

  • Registered use in: Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam
  • European Commission: Not allowed to be used
    as an active
    ingredient after
    July 25, 2003.
Halosafen

  • CAS No. 77227-69-1
  • Herbicide
    (Amide;
    Nitrophenyl ether)
As of October 2003: No tox data available EPA Registered: No
Haloxydine

  • CAS No. 2693-61-0
  • Herbicide
    (Pyridine)
  • WHO: believed
    obsolete or
    discontinued
As of October 2003: No tox data available EPA Registered: No
Haloxyfop

  • CAS No. 69806-34-4
  • Herbicide (Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid)
See effects

  • Blood
  • Endocrine: Thyroid
  • Kidney
  • Liver
EPA Registered: No

  • US Tolerances:
    Pending, foreign use
  • Registered use in: Denmark, Hungary
  • European Commission: after July 25, 2003, only allowed inDenmark
    for use on Seed
    grass fields of red fescue and seed
    beds of ornamentals.
Haloxyfop-etotyl

  • CAS No. 87237-48-7
  • Herbicide
    (Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid, Glycol Ether)
See effects

  • Body Weight Decrease
  • Bone
  • Cancer: Carcinogenic effects in mice even at very low doses
  • Embryotoxic
  • Endocrine: Vaginal
  • Teratogenic
  • Urinary tract

A 1992 Greenpeace report contains case studies on 5 dangerous pesticides, including this one, that have never been registered in the US but are made in the US for export. Greenpeace argues for an end to the loopholes which allow a double standard between domestic and export pesticides.

US Tolerances:Pending, foreign use

  • Registered use in: Denmark, Madagascar
  • Banned in Norway
Haloxyfop-methyl

  • CAS No. 69806-40-2

 

  • Herbicide
    (Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid)
See effects

  • Body Weight Decrease
  • Bone
  • Cancer: Probable Human
  • Carcinogen – LIVER
  • Cholesterol
  • Endocrine: Testicular
  • Endocrine: Thyroid
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Liver

A 1992 Greenpeace report contains case studies on 5 dangerous pesticides, including this one, that have never been registered in the US but are made in the US for export. Greenpeace argues for an end to the loopholes which allow a double standard between domestic and export pesticides.

EPA Registered: Pending

  • Registered use in: China, India, Taiwan
Haloxyfop-P

  • CAS No. 95977-29-0
  • Herbicide
    (Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid)
No data available EPA Registered: No
Haloxyfop-R

  • CAS No. 72619-32-0
  • Herbicide
    (Aryloxyphenoxy propionic acid)
No data available EPA Registered: No

  • Registered
    use in:
    Australia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa
3-(((Heptadecafluorooctyl)
sulfonyl)amino)-N,N,N-
trimethyl-1-
propanaminium iodide

  • Also known as
    1-Propanaminium, 3-(((heptadecafluorooctyl)sulfonyl)
    amino)-N,N,N-trimethyl-, iodide
  • CAS No. 1652-63-7
  • EPA List 3 Inert
This chemical is in the class of perfluoroalkyl sulfonates [PFOS]. On December 9, 2002, EPA stated that the “PFOSH component of these chemical substances may be hazardous to human health and the environment.”

  • Environmental
    PFOA and PFOS are perfluoridated chemicals that are persistent in the environment. They do not hydrolyze, photolyze, or biodegrade under environmental conditions
See effects for PFOS – PFOA perfluorinated chemicals.
Apoptosis
Bladder
Blood
Body Weight
Bone
Brain
Cholesterol
Adrenal
Breast
Hypthalamus
Ovary (Estrous)
Pancreas
Prostrate
Testes
Thyroid
Thymus
Uterine
Eye
Genotoxic
G-Proteins
Heart
Kidney
Liver
Lung
Mesenteric
Lymph Nodes
Reprod/dev.
Salivary
Spleen
Teratogenic
EPA Registered: YES

  • EPA List 3 Inert

In response to comments from Waste Not, EPA stated on December 9, 2002, that this chemical would be removed from the Inerts list. However, EPA’s updated List 3 Inerts of August 2004, includes it.

Heptafluthrin

  • CAS No. 1130296-65-9
  • Insecticide
New pesticide as of July 2012. No toxicological information available. EPA Registered: No
Hexaflumuron 

  • CAS No. 86479-06-3
  • Insecticide, Termiticide,
    Plant Growth Regulator
    (Benzoylurea)

 

See effects

  • Blood
  • Eye
  • Kidney
  • Liver

Environmental:

  • Persistent in soil
  • Very Toxic to Aquatic Animals
  • Potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is very high
EPA Registered: Yes

  • Registered
    use in:
    Australia, Hungary,
    Japan, Madagascar, Philippines, Portugal, Taiwan, US
Hexaflurate

  • Also known as Potassium hexafluoroarsenate
  • CAS No. 17029-22-0
  • Herbicide
    Wood Preservative

    (Inorganic-arsenic)
  • PAN BAD ACTOR –
    (Based on Arsenic)
    Carcinogen; Developmental or Reproductive Toxin
  • WHO: believed
    obsolete or
    discontinued
See effects— The following effects (except for Environmental) pertain to Arsenic:

  • Carcinogen
    Reproductive

Environmental:

  • Highly toxic to Bees
  • Very toxic to aquatic organisms
EPA Registered: No

  • Registered
    use in:

    Australia
Hexafluoropropene,
polymer with
tetrafluoroethylene

  • CAS No. 25067-11-2
  • EPA List 3 Inert
See effects– the effects listed below are for Tetrafluoroethylene:

  • Cancer: multiple organs
  • Kidney
  • Liver
EPA Registered: Yes 

  • List 3 Inert
  • Registered use in: US – Because this
    is an “Inert”, the public is not allowed
    to know
    which crops
    it is used on.
Hydramethylnon

  • CAS No. 67485-29-4
  • Insecticide
    (Unclassified)
See effects

  • Amyloidosis – Kidney
  • Blood
  • Body Weight Decrease (including cachexia and anorexia)
  • Bone
  • Cancer: Possible Human
  • Carcinogen – LUNG
  • Endocrine: Adrenal
  • Endocrine: Suspected Disruptor
  • Endocrine: Testicular
  • Endocrine: Thymus
  • Endocrine: Uterus
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Reproductive/Developmental

Environmental:

  • Potential for accumulation in Fish
  • Fish: Highly to Very Highly Toxic
EPA Registered: Yes

  • Registered use in: Australia, Canada, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore,
    South Africa, Tanzania, US
  • European Commission: Not allowed to be used as an active
    ingredient after July 25, 2003.
Indaziflam

  • CAS No. 950782-86-2
  • Herbicide
    (Triazine)
New pesticide as of September 2008. No information available EPA Registered: No
Indoxacarb

  • CAS No. 173584-44-6
  • Insecticide
    (Oxadiazine)
See effects

  • Anemia
  • Ataxia
  • Blood
  • Body Weight Decrease
  • Bone
  • Brain
  • CNS
  • Cytotoxic
  • Developmental
  • Endocrine: Thymus
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Spleen
  • Tremors

Environmental:

  • Moderately to Very High Toxic to freshwater and estuarine/marine fish and invertebrates
  • Risks to Bees: High Toxicities via contact routes
EPA Registered: Yes

  • Registered use in: Australia, India, New Zealand, US. Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania
  • US: Indoxacarb and its R-enantimomer are permitted in or on approx. 230 food commodities

Experimental Use Permit: Cherry (sweet & tart) to May 2007; Peaches from May 2003 to May 2006. Time-limited tolerances: Collards to June 2006; Cranberry to Dec 2007

Ipfencarbazone

  • CAS No. 212201-70-2
  • Herbicide
    (Anilide / Triazolone)
New pesticide as of July 2008. No information available EPA Registered: No
Isopyrazam

  • CAS No. 881685-58-1
  • Fungicide
    (Amide / Pyrazole)
New pesticide as of May 2008. No information available EPA Registered: No
Isoxaflutole

  • CAS No. 141112-29-0
  • Herbicide
    (Unclassified)
See effects

  • Amyloidosis – Systemic
    Blood
  • Body Weight Decrease
    Bone
  • Cancer: Probable Human
  • Carcinogen – LIVER, THYROID
  • Cholesterol
  • Endocrine: Pituitary – disruption in the thyroid-pituitary hormonal feedback mechanisms
  • Endocrine: Thyroid
  • Eye
  • Liver
  • Lymph node
  • Sciatic nerve

Environmental:

  • Very Phytotoxic
  • Expected to Persist and Accumulate in surface and groundwater
  • Highly toxic to Mysid Shrimp
EPA Registered: Yes

  • Registered use in: Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, US. Africa:
    Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
    Senegal,
    South Africa
  • US –
    permitted in
    or on 28
    food commodities
Lactofen 

  • CAS No. 77501-63-4
  • Herbicide
    (Diphenyl ether)
See effects

  • Blood
  • Body Weight Decrease
  • Bone
  • Cancer: Probable Human
  • Carcinogen – LIVER
  • Endocrine: Adrenal
  • Endocrine: Ovary
  • Endocrine: Testicular
  • Endocrine: Thyroid
  • Endocrine: Thymus
  • Eye
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Reproduction
  • Spleen

Environmental:

  • Phototoxic
  • Fish: Moderately to Highly Toxic
EPA Registered: Yes

  • Registered use in: India, US, Vietnam
lambda-Cyhalothrinsee Cyhalothrin, lambda
Lithium perfluorooctane
sulfonate

  • Also known as LPOS
  • CAS No. 29457-72-5
  • Insecticide,
    Adjuvant

    (Unclassified)
  • PFOS
See effects

  • Blood
  • Body Weight Decrease
  • Bone (including Cleft Palate)
  • Embryotoxic
  • Fetotoxic
  • Liver

Environmental:

  • Highly Toxic to Birds
  • Very Highly Toxic to Honey Bees

This insecticide is part of a group of chemicals known as PFOS. They are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic to mammalian species at very low levels. Their health and enviromental effects only became known in 2000 when 3M “voluntarily” cancelled approx 150 PFOS chemicals.

EPA Registered: No

  • Registered use in: Australia, Finland,
    New Zealand
Lufenuron

  • CAS No. 103055-07-8
  • Insecticide 
    (Benzoylurea)
As of October 2003: No tox data available EPA Registered: Yes

  • US FDA: Yes
  • Registered use in: Australia, Hungary,
    India, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal,
    South Africa, Taiwan, US. Vietnam