Active Ingredient: Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC), Metam-Sodium, Potassium N-Methyldithiocarbamate (Metam Potassium), and Dazomet
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Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC), a volatile soil fumigant with broad, non-selective biocidal activity, results from the breakdown of metam-sodium, potassium N-methyldithiocarbamate (metam potassium), and dazomet when applied to warm, moist soil.


Overview

Methyl isothiocyanate (MITC)
392
Organosulfur
Bactericide, Fungicide
Yes
Yes, with exceptions
Yes
Yes
No
Not applicable

 

Metam-sodium
616
Organosulfur
Antimicrobial, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide,
Nematicide
Yes
Yes, with exceptions
Yes
Yes
No
Concluded

 

Potassium N-methyldithiocarbamate
(metam potassium)
970
Organosulfur
Algaecide, Antimicrobial, Bactericide, Disinfectant, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Nematicide,
Slimicide
Yes
Yes, with exceptions
Yes
Yes
No
Concluded

 

Dazomet
233
Organosulfur
Algaecide, Antimicrobial, Bactericide, Disinfectant, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Nematicide,
Slimicide
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Concluded

 

Risk Assessment Documents

Risk Characterization Documents (RCDs) estimate the nature and likelihood of adverse health effects in humans who may be exposed to pesticides.

Other Documents

Risk Management Directives (RMDs)

RMDs identify pesticide exposures that require mitigation in order to further protect human health.

Mitigation Documents

Enforcement Letters


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Ann Hanger
Pesticide Registration Branch
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Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-3535
E-mail: Ann.Hanger@cdpr.ca.gov