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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Acaraben, Akar 338, Benzilan, Benz-o-chlor, ECB, Folbex, Geigy 338, and Kop-mite.

Regulatory Status: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified all formulations containing chlorobenzilate as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). RUPs may be purchased and used only by certified applicators. It is classified RUP based on its ability to cause tumors in mice, and its effects on the testes of rats. Aerial and ground foliar sprays are restricted to citrus use in the states of Arizona, California, Florida and Texas for the control of mites. Considered toxicity class III - slightly toxic, products containing chlorobenzilate bear the Signal Word CAUTION.

Chemical Class: chlorinated hydrocarbon

Introduction: Chlorobenzilate is a chlorinated hydrocarbon compound. It is used for mite control on citrus crops and in beehives. It has narrow insecticidal action, killing only ticks and mites. Products are available as emulsifiable concentrates or wettable powder formulations.

Formulation: Products are available as emulsifiable concentrates or wettable powder formulations.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Ciba-Geigy Corp.
P.O. Box 18300
Greensboro, NC 27419-8300


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 6

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