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Carbendazim - 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 Carbendazim

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Carbendazim
CAS Number: 10605-21-7
U.S. EPA PC Code: 128872
223400 (Old US EPA PC Code.)
CA DPR Chem Code: 2176
Molecular Weight: 191.21
Use Type: Breakdown product , Fungicide
Chem Class: Benzimidazole
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
02176 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 02176 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 10605-21-7 (CAS number) , 10605217 , 10605217 (CAS number without hyphens) , 128872 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 128872 (US EPA PC Code) , 1H-Benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamic acid, methyl ester , 2-(Methoxycarbonylamino)benzimidazole , 2-Benzimidazolecarbamic acid, methyl ester , 2176 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 2176 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 223400 (Old US EPA PC Code) , 223400 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 223400 (US EPA PC Code) , 666 (PDP Code) , BAS 3460 , Bavistin , BCM , Benomyl breakdown product , Carbamic acid, 1H-benzimidazole-2-yl-, methyl ester , Carbendazim , Carbendazim , Carbendazim (MBC) , Carbendazim (MBC) , carbendazim (methyl 2-benzimidazolecarbam , Carbendazime , Delsene , Derosal , E-965 , Equitdazin , Karbendazim , Kemdazin , MBC , MBC (Carbendazim) , MCB , methoxycarbonylaminobenzimidazole , Methyl 1H-benzimidazol-2-yl carbamate , Methyl 2-benzimidazolecarbamate , methyl 2-benzimidazolyl carbamate , Pillarstin , Thiophanate-methyl breakdown product , U-32.104 , Use code no. 128872
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Carbendazim 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 Carbendazim Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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NOTE! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Fresh air rest.
Skin Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Rinse mouth. Rest.
Notes for ICSC Information
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. Aimcozim BAS 3460F Battal Bavistin Bendazim Carbate Carbendor Cekudazim Corbel Custos Defensor Delsene Derosal Derroprene Equitdazin Hoe17411 Kemdazin Lignasan Pillarstin Stempor SupercarbTriticol are trade names.
 

Toxicity Information for Carbendazim

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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
Not Listed Slight Possible No
Suspected
 
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.

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Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Carbendazim Benomyl
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
U, Unlikely to be Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available
Slightly Toxic
Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic

No
U, Unlikely to be Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available
Slightly Toxic
Not Acutely Toxic

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
Carbendazim Benomyl
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
C, Possible
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
C, Possible
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Carbendazim Benomyl
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not listed
Not listed
Yes
Not listed
Not listed
Yes
Probable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not listed
Yes
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Carbendazim Benomyl
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
Yes
Yes
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Carbendazim Benomyl
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Carbendazim

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Carbendazim Benomyl
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 

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 Carbendazim

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Carbendazim

Registration for Selected Countries:
Benomyl

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

Yes
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
No
Not Listed
No

No
Not Listed
In Evaluation
 

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 Carbendazim

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Genetics, Growth, Histology, Injury, Morphology, Mortality
Annelida Mortality, Population
AquaticPlants Growth, Population
Crustaceans Behavior, Mortality, Population
Fish Accumulation, Behavior, Mortality
Fungi Development, Reproduction
Molluscs Intoxication, Mortality, Population
NematodesandFlatworms Enzyme(s), Population, Reproduction
Phytoplankton Growth, Population
Zooplankton Behavior, Feeding Behavior, Intoxication, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Enzyme(s), Morphology, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Moderate Toxicity
Crustaceans Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Fish Moderately Toxic Moderate to Very High Toxicity
Zooplankton Highly Toxic High 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 Carbendazim

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
17804-35-2 Parent P Benomyl View View View View Fungicide No Yes
62732-91-6 Related 2 2-EEEBC View View View View Fungicide Yes Yes
10605-21-7 Related 2 Carbendazim View View View View Fungicide, Breakdown product Yes Not Listed
37574-18-8 Related 1 Carbendazim hydrochloride View View View View Fungicide No Not Listed
52316-55-9 Related 1 Carbendazim phosphate View View View View Fungicide Yes Not Listed
 
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