Neurologic function among termiticide applicators exposed to chlorpyrifos.

  title={Neurologic function among termiticide applicators exposed to chlorpyrifos.},
  author={Kyle N. Steenland and Robert B Dick and R J Howell and David W. Chrislip and Cynthia J. Hines and Thomas M S Reid and Everett J Lehman and Patricia A. Laber and Edward F. Krieg and Charles Knott},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={293 - 300}
Chlorpyrifos is a moderately toxic organophosphate pesticide. Houses and lawns in the United States receive a total of approximately 20 million annual chlorpyrifos treatments, and 82% of U.S. adults have detectable levels of a chlorpyrifos metabolite (3,5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinol; TCP) in the urine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that there are 5,000 yearly reported cases of accidental chlorpyrifos poisoning, and approximately one-fourth of these cases exhibit symptoms… CONTINUE READING