Dalapon can filtrate into water supplies because of the runoff from herbicides that contain it, commonly used to control plant growth and pests. It is highly toxic to humans, and if exposed to high doses, it can cause, slowed heartbeat, fatigue, skin, respiratory tract and eye irritation and gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting or diarrhea. It has been linked to minor kidney weight changes with prolonged exposure.

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