What is Chlorpyrifos?
Chlorpyrifos is the most popular pesticide in the United States. It has been used to kill several types of pests including termites, mosquitoes, and roundworms since the 1960s. The toxic chemical has been linked to a number of risks including birth injury risks such as the development of acute brain damage among children who were exposed prenatally or up to five years old.
The pesticide is currently undergoing registration review by the Environmental Protection Agency. If you or your young child have been exposed to Chlorpyrifos products, you should contact an experienced Chlorpyrifos birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. You could be entitled to financial compensation through a Chlorpyrifos birth injury lawyer.
Where is it used?
Chlorpyrifos is a product with a highly regulated history. It has been widely restricted from household use but is largely utilized in the agricultural industry. Farmers use it to deter invasive insects from ruining their products. As for other uses, it can be found on golf courses, turf, utility poles, and fence posts.
What types of crops is it used on?
More than 1 million pounds of Chlorpyrifos are sprayed on crops across the nation each year. It is known to be used mostly on corn. However, it is sprayed on many other crops including but not limited to soybeans, peaches, apples, strawberries, cranberries, and walnuts.