Chlorpyrifos (CPF) pesticide is an acutely toxic poison sprayed for decades on corn, wheat, sweet potatoes, apples, citrus and many other common foods. A chlorpyrifos pesticide lawsuit demands compensation for injuries suffered by those exposed to this poison. Contact a chlorpyrifos attorney for a free legal consultation.
Chlorpyrifos injures Children, Farmers, Farm Workers
Chlorpyrifos damages the developing brains of children, reduces IQ, leads to a loss of working memory, raises the risk of attention deficit disorders, birth injuries, and other health problems. Chlorpyrifos is often found in pesticides trade named Lorsban, Lock-On, and Cobalt. It has proven especially damaging to children developing in the womb. A chlorpyrifos lawsuit states that the makers of this poison knew or should have known of its toxic effects on pregnant mothers and their developing children.
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If you or a loved one has been exposed to chlorpyrifos and now suffers from developmental problems or has been diagnosed with a neuro-developmental disability – formerly known as “mental retardation” – contact our law firm now for a free legal case consultation.
Chlorpyrifos Prenatal Exposure
When toddlers or their pregnant mothers are exposed to chlorpyrifos – a chemical often found in common pesticides – the exposed children may suffer lifelong disorders that can include autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s-like tremors, and lowered intelligence.
Many environmental groups have for years pushed the U.S. EPA to ban chlorpyrifos, which is known to not only harm human health but also water and wildlife. The EPA did ban chlorpyrifos in 2000 for home use, but it has been unconscionably slow to act on the larger front, for industrial farm use.
What is Chlorpyrifos/CPF?
Chlorpyrifos is one of the pesticides most often linked to pesticide poisonings. It is a neurotoxic pesticide widely used in U.S. agriculture. Sprayed on crops to kill agricultural pests, it smells slightly skunky, similar to rotten eggs or garlic. It can be harmful if touched, inhaled, or eaten.
Besides being linked with neurodevelopmental harms in children, prenatal exposures to chlorpyrifos are associated with lower birth weight and delayed motor development.
Acute chlorpyrifos poisoning suppresses the enzyme that regulates nerve impulses in the body. It can cause convulsions, respiratory paralysis, even death.
Because the EPA inexplicably fails to ban chlorpyrifos despite overwhelming evidence of its toxicity presented by the agency’s own scientists, the U.S. Congress introduced a Protect Children Farmers Workers Act in 2019 to ban the poison nerve gas.