Pomacea canaliculata
Pomacea canaliculata
(channeled applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID5972
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionAfter the unprotected application of organo-tin compounds with a knapsack sprayer to control the spread of Pomacea canaliculata, farmers in the Philippines suffered from peeling toes and fingernails, headaches, skin disorders, and blindness. Even human casualties were reported.
Reference33012
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPhilippines

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