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Fenoxycarb - 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 Fenoxycarb

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Fenoxycarb
CAS Number: 72490-01-8 (Old CAS number.)
U.S. EPA PC Code: 125301
128801 (Old US EPA PC Code.)
128801 (Old US EPA PC Code.)
CA DPR Chem Code: 2283
Molecular Weight: 301.3
Use Type: Insect Growth Regulator , Insecticide
Chem Class: Juvenile hormone mimic , Other Carbamate
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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
Structural Pest Control   Outdoor Container Nursery   Landscape  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
02283 (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , 125301 [US EPA PC Code, Numeric ] , 125301 [US EPA PC Code, Text ] , 128801 (Old US EPA PC Code) , 128801 [US EPA PC Code, Numeric ] , 128801 [US EPA PC Code, Text ] , 2-(Phenoxyphenoxy)ethylcarbamic acid, ethyl ester , 2283 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 72490-01-8 (CAS number) , 72490-01-8 (Former CAS Number) , 72490018 (CAS number without hyphens) , 79127-80-3 (CAS number) , 79127803 (CAS number without hyphens) , ACR 2913 Insect Growth Regulator , ACR 2984F (Maag Chemicals) , Carbamic acid, (2-4(-phenoxyphenoxy)ethyl)-, ethyl ester , Ethyl 2-(p-phenoxyphenoxy)ethyl carbamate , Fenoxicarbe , Fenoxikarb , Fenoxycarb , Fenoxycarb (ANSI) , Fenoxycarbe , Insegar , Logic , OMS 3010 , Pictyl , RO-13-5223C , Torus , Use code no. 125301 , [2-(4-Phenoxyphenoxy)ethyl]carbamic acid ethyl ester
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Fenoxycarb 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.

Fenoxycarb is a moderate toxicity Carbamate compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with moderate toxicity Carbamate Compounds
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Moderate Toxicity Carbamate Pesticides:
- Malaise, muscle weakness, dizziness, and sweating.
- Headache, salivation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
- Central nervous system depression and pulmonary edema.

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

Treatment for moderate toxicity Carbamate Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 5, page 50.


Toxicity Information for Fenoxycarb

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
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
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
No NTP Studies

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
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
B2, Probable
Not Listed
Endocrine Disruption
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not listed
Not listed
Not listed
Not listed
Not listed
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
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
Chemicals of Special Concern
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Fenoxycarb

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)

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 Fenoxycarb

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
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 Fenoxycarb

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Physiology
Crustaceans Biochemistry, Development, Growth, Hormone(s), Mortality, Population
Fish Accumulation, Mortality
Insects Development, Morphology, Mortality, Population
Molluscs Intoxication
Zooplankton Development, Growth, Hormone(s), Intoxication, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Morphology, Mortality, Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Crustaceans Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Fish Moderately Toxic Moderate to Very High Toxicity
Insects Highly Toxic Moderate to Very High Toxicity
Zooplankton Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
~ Un-Assigned Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

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

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
Organism Group Chronic Toxicity  

Related Chemicals for Fenoxycarb

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
79127-80-3, 72490-01-8 Parent P Fenoxycarb View View View Insecticide, Insect Growth Regulator No Yes
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