Pesticide Deserves Air Toxic Listing, California Scientists Say

July 30, 2018, 11:33 PM

An independent panel of scientists in California unanimously agreed July 30 that the pesticide chlorpyrifos should be listed as a toxic air contaminant, paving the way for the state to further restrict its commercial use.

The insecticide, which is used on about 60 crops in California, is a developmental neurotoxin especially harmful to young children, according to a draft risk report issued by the state Department of Pesticide Regulation and approved by the state’s Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants.

The panel consists of doctors and scientists from a variety of ...

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