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Chlorpyrifos Alternatives in California

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Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxic organophosphate (OP) insecticide used in the production of fruits and vegetables throughout the U.S.

Because of research showing direct impacts on children’s health, chlorpyrifos was banned for indoor home use in 2001. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued to allow its use in agricultural fields, with an estimated 8 million pounds applied annually.

See this factsheet for alternatives to chlorpyrifos in California.

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