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Chlorpyrifos

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Chlorpyrifos.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
  • Uses: food and feed crops, golf courses, as a non-structural wood treatment, and as an adult mosquitocide
  • Alternatives: AgricultureNonresidential buildings
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (6)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (17)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (6)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (6)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (6)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information