Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous pesticide used in the U.S. and worldwide on staple crops like corn, wheat, soy, apples, citrus, and more. It is also widely used in recreational spaces like parks and golf courses.
Starting in the late ’90s, certain chlorpyrifos-containing products, like some lawn care and insect sprays, were phased out because of associated health impacts. However, chlorpyrifos is still allowed for use on foods and on crops used as ingredients in personal care products, among other uses.
In 2016, the EPA issued a report that found evidence of issues with cognitive development in exposed children, including links to attention difficulties, autism, intelligence declines, problems with the working memory, and increased odds of tremors.
Copyright © 2021 Ron Austin Law - All Rights Reserved.