A dinitro herbicide and desiccant. Formerly widely used in the UK for the fumigation of potatoes, however dinoseb acetate and dinoseb amine were banned from use in 1988.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Dinitrophenols


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50  
 
rats 40-50
  hens 26
TD cattle 25 for 8 days
  sheep 25 for 10 days
LC50 (96 h) fish 0.5-3