Your link above is to a document entitled
"Carbaryl 63-25-2, Hazard Summary-Created in April 1992; Revised in January 2000
Wikipedia links to "Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Carbaryl, U.S. EPA, June 2003
From the IRED, "Carbaryl is classified as a likely human carcinogen based on vascular tumors in mice.
and For more detail on the toxicity and carcinogenicity of carbaryl beyond what is found in
the human health risk assessment for carbaryl, see the Toxicology Chapter for
Carbaryl, dated May 24, 2002
, and the Hazard Identification Assessment Review Committee
(HIARC) Report for Carbaryl dated May 9, 2002. To examine how these toxicity endpoints
relate to dietary risk, see the Revised Dietary Risk Assessment for Carbaryl, dated March 18,
Also, from your link, its been shown to be unsafe for dogs (below).
Anyway, Sevin sounds nasty enough to not spray directly onto fruit.
Two studies produced teratogenic effects in dogs fed carbaryl, but dogs were judged inappropriate for human health risk assessment because of differences in metabolism.
Other studies demonstrating teratogenic effects also caused maternal toxicity. (2,6)"