Insecticide, Termiticide (Benzoylurea)
Persistent in soil
Very Toxic to Aquatic Animals
Potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is very
(only comprehensive for the US)
EPA PC Code:
EPA Permit Date
(includes only a limited list of countries)
Hungary, Japan, Madagascar, Philippines, Portugal, Taiwan,
Pesticide Standard Limits
Cotton seeds, Japanese pear, Pear, Potato, Tea, Watermelon
the very high levels - 15 ppm
- for Tea (Green, Black, Oolong, Wulung)
Dow Agro, Greenfield, Indiana 46140-0708
Safety Data Sheets & Labels
2005 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When pest management professionals
arrive in Music City for PestWorld 2005, they will visit the
15th most termite-infested major city in the United States.
Since its inception 10 years ago, the Sentricon® [Hexaflumuron]
Termite Colony Elimination System has been installed
on more than 76,000 sites throughout the state, a number slightly
less than the entire population of Tennessee when it became
a state in 1796... At PestWorld 2005, Dow
AgroSciences is sponsoring the Saturday Opening General Session,
where attendees will have the opportunity to hear keynote speaker
Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Advisor.
The Dow AgroSciences booth, themed “Don’t Gamble
on Termite Control,” will feature Texas Hold‘em
poker and other related activities and giveaways. Visitors
to the booth will have the opportunity to learn about Dow AgroSciences
entire portfolio of products, including Vikane® gas fumigant
and Halo™ Electronic Termite Detection.
Ref: Dow to introduce new products, enhancements
at PestWorld 2005.
PCT (Pest Conrol Technology) website.
EPA identifies Hexaflumuron in the category of a "Reduced-Risk
(hexaflumuron) Health Effects: eye
irritant, liver and kidney damage. U.S. National Park Service
Conserve O Gram. September 2001. Number 2/17. "Physical
Properties And Health Effects of Pesticides Used On National
Park Service Collections."
Fact Sheet for Hexaflumuron. National Pesticide Telecommunications
Dow's "History of the Sentricon System" using hexaflumuron
as termite bait. - see:
Chemical Safety Card -
gets Green Chemistry Award. -
Chemical & Engineering News, July
1998 - Structural
Pest Management pesticides. FAN's
compilation of information cited on fluorine and organofluorine
pesticides published in General Pest Management, Category 7A.
A Guide for Commercial Applicators. Prepared by: Carolyn Randall,
MSU Pesticide Education Program. Published by
MSU Pesticide Education
(Michigan State University). MSU
manual number: E-2048.
|1990: USEPA SUBMISSION
SUMMARY REPORT: N-(((3,5-DICHLORO-4-(1,1,2,2-TETRAFLUOROETHOXY)PHENYL)AMINO)CARBONYL)-2,6-DIFLUOROBENZAMIDE
- (HEXAFLUMURON) WITH COVER LETTER DATED
12-17-90. Order Number: NTIS/OTS0529912. Source: EPA/OTS;
Products - partial list
of Pesticide Chemicals, October 2001.
A listing of pesticides subject to analysis of residues in foods
and feeds by the US Food and Drug Administration.
is the first active ingredient registered with the US EPA
as a reduced-risk persticide. A reduced risk pesticide is
one that EPA believes poses less risk to human health and
the environment than existing alternatives.
Ref: Technical Fact Sheet
for Hexaflumuron. National Pesticide Telecommunications
Termites. Part 2, by Caroline
Journal of Pesticide Reform / Summer 1997.
Vol. 17, No. 2
is the active ingredient used in the Sentricon bait system.
It inhibits the synthesis of chitin (6) the material making
up the skeleton of termites and other insects. It was first
registered in 1994 as a “reduced-risk” pesticide (7). EPA’s
reduced risk program waives tests for new pesticides that
are thought to pose fewer hazards than existing pesticides.
This means that many standard tests
are lacking for hexaflumuron: medium- term (subchronic)
toxicity testing, delayed neurotoxicity testing, and tests
for developmental or reproductive effects (6)...
long-term (chronic) feeding tests, hexaflumuron increased
the incidence and severity of a liver cell abnormality
very toxic to aquatic animals;
concentrations of 0.1 parts per billion kill water fleas
(6). It is persistent in soil,
with a half-life (the time required for breakdown of half
the amount applied) between 100 and 160 days (8).
- U.S. EPA. Office of Pesticide Programs. 1994. Pesticide
fact sheet: Hexaflumuron. Washington, D.C. (Mar. 10)
- U.S. EPA. 1995. Office of Pesticide Programs annual report
for 1994. Washington, D.C. (Jan.).
- Yon, D. et al. 1992. The environmental distribution of
hexaflumuron. Brighton Crop Protection Conference-Pests
and diseases-1992: 902-912.
of Pesticides for Non-payment of Year 2005 Registration Maintenance
24(c) Registrations canceled for non-payment of the
maintenance fee are shown in the following Table 1:
1.--Section 24(c) Registrations Canceled for Non-Payment
of Maintenance Fee