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Document ID (ISN)52813
CIS number 89-1997
ISBN(s) 92-4-154284-5
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 84
Title 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) - environmental aspects
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1989. 92p. Bibl. Price: CHF 12.00.
Abstract Conclusions of this study on the ecological effects of 2,4-D: No direct toxic effects, acute or long-term, of 2,4-D applications under field conditions on any animals species have been observed thus far. There are inevitably, indirect effects resulting from the intended selective herbicidal properties of the compound. These effects would result from the use of any herbicide or from other methods of land management. There will, therefore, be effects for mammals, birds, and insects because of food deprivation, modification of habitat, requirements for nesting, shelter, etc. The application of 2,4-D appears to be less hazardous to the beneficial epigeal arthropod community than physical cultivation.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; WHO; environmental pollution; ecotoxicology; dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
Descriptors (secondary) criteria document; herbicides
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Agricultural chemicals
Pollution control