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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Drinking Water Criteria Document for Picloram.
CORP Author Dynamac Corp., Rockville, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Drinking Water.
Publisher Apr 90
Year Published 1990
Stock Number PB90-215351
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Toxicology ; Water quality ; Herbicides ; Mutagens ; Carcinogens ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Lethal dosage ; Exposure ; Laboratory animals ; Liver neoplasms ; Picloram ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Pharmacokinetics ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Health hazards ; Carcinogenicity tests ; Path of pollutants ; Mutagenicity tests ; Chromosome aberrations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-215351 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/27/1990
Collation 64p
Picloram (4-amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid) is a widely used herbicide available in a number of formulations under the trade name Tordon. Almost no information was found in the available literature regarding the effects of picloram on humans. Picloram is poorly absorbed through human skin, and dermal application does not produce sensitization. The mechanism of picloram toxicity in animals has not been investigated. Its herbicidal effectiveness is a consequence of its auxin-like activity, which causes abnormal plant growth and development. In animals, no clear synergistic interactions of picloram with other chemicals have been observed.