Evaluation of the genotoxic and embryotoxic potential of chlorpyrifos and its metabolites in vivo and in vitro.

The genotoxicity and embryotoxicity of chlorpyrifos (CPF) and two metabolites were evaluated using the chick embryo, Chinese hamster ovary cells, and by examining blastocysts from superovulated cows crossed to chlorpyrifos-treated bulls. Chlorpyrifos and metabolites were dissolved in acetone and administered to 3-day embryos by the air cell method. The LD50… CONTINUE READING