Sensory neuropathy associated with Dursban (chlorpyrifos) exposure.

@article{Kaplan1993SensoryNA,
  title={Sensory neuropathy associated with Dursban (chlorpyrifos) exposure.},
  author={J. Gordin Kaplan and Josef Kessler and Noah Rosenberg and D A Pack and Herbert H. Schaumburg},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={2193-6}
}
Chlorpyrifos (Dursban) is an organophosphate insecticide with extensive domestic and agricultural applications. It is regarded as safe for these purposes; one report of neurotoxicity is attributed to massive ingestion in a suicide attempt. We report eight people who developed peripheral neuropathy after exposure to exterminator-applied commercial Dursban; five also experienced memory loss and cognitive slowing. Evaluation failed to reveal other causes of neurologic dysfunction; symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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