Bloomberg Law
Oct. 28, 2020, 8:07 PM

Parents Sue Chlorpyrifos Makers Corteva, Dow Over Child’s Autism

Emily C. Dooley
Emily C. Dooley
Staff Correspondent

The farmworker parents of a girl with autism, obesity, and vision problems are suing Dow Chemical Co., Corteva, a California town, and two pesticide application companies, claiming that exposure to the powerful insecticide chlorpyrifos led to her significant health problems.

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in California Superior Court for Kings County, parents Carmela Zamora Avila and Reymundo Arciniega Herrara say their daughter Britney, now 13, was exposed to chlorpyrifos in the womb, through contaminated drinking water, from exposed air, and by tainted dust in her home.

Chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to developmental problems in children, was pulled from ...

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