Sodium Chloride Profile
Baker, Brian P.; Grant, Jennifer A.
Sodium chloride is a common food ingredient known as salt, and its use in registered products does not pose unreasonable risk. It has antimicrobial activity and has been used as a food preservative throughout human history. Sodium chloride is also used in a wide range of industrial, agricultural, medicinal, and public works applications. It is phytotoxic, which means it can be used as an herbicide, desiccant, and defoliant. Its pesticidal uses are many: antimicrobial, bactericide, fungicide; insecticide; herbicide, desiccant and defoliant; molluscicide.
NYS IPM Type: Minimum Risk Pesticide
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Minimum Risk Pesticide; antimicrobial; bactericide; fungicide; fungistat; herbicide; insecticide; defoliant; dessicant; molluscicide; organic