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  1. Heptachlor

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1565

    GENERAL INFORMATION Heptachlor is a white to tan waxy organic solid with a camphor-like odor. Heptachlor breaks down in the environment to form heptachlor epoxide. Most uses of heptachlor to kill termites in homes and insects on far crops was canceled in ...

  2. Ethylene dibromide

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1563

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ethylene bromide, also known as EDB, and 1,2-Dibromoethane, is a colorless, heavy synthetic organic liquid with a mildly sweet chloroform-like odor. Ethylene dibromide is mainly used in an anti-knock gasoline mixtures, particularly avi ...

  3. Epichlorohydrin

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1562

    GENERAL INFORMATION Epichlorohydrin is a colorless organic gas with a sweet odor. Epichlorhydrin is used for making glycerine and as a monomer/building block for making plastics and other polymers, some of which are used as coagulant aids in water treatme ...

  4. Glyphosate (aka Roundup©)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1564

    GENERAL INFORMATION Glyphosate is an organic solid of odorless white crystals. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used on many food and non-food crops as well as non-crop areas such as roadsides. When applied at lower rates, it serves as a plant grow ...

  5. Endrin

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1561

    GENERAL INFORMATION Endrin is an organic solid of odorless white crystals. Endrin is an insecticide which has been used mainly on field crops such as cotton, maize, sugarcane, rice, cereals, ornamentals, and other crops. It has also been used for grasshop ...

  6. Endothall

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1560

    GENERAL INFORMATION Endothall is an organic solid of white odorless crystals. Endothall is used as a defoliant for a wide range of crops and as a herbicide for both terrestrial and aquatic weeds. It is used as a desiccant on lucerne and on potato, for the ...

  7. Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1555

    GENERAL INFORMATION Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is the most commonly used of a group of related chemicals called phthalates or phthalic acid esters. The greatest use of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is as a plasticizer for polyvinylchloride (PVC) and other po ...

  8. Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1554

    GENERAL INFORMATION Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is a light-colored, oily liquid with an aromatic odor. Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in making plastics. It is also used as a solvent; in aircraft lubricants; as a hydraulic fluid; as a plasticizer or solven ...

  9. Diquat

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1558

    GENERAL INFORMATION Diquat is an organic solid of colorless or yellow crystals. A water solution is dark red-brown. Diquat is a herbicide that has been used extensively in the United States since the late 1950s to control both crop and aquatic weeds. It i ...

  10. Dinoseb

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1557

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dinoseb is an organic solid-- yellowish crystals with a pungent odor. Its greatest use is as a contact herbicide for post-emergence weed control in cereals, undersown cereals, seedling lucerne and peas. Dinoseb is also used as a corn e ...

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