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California Identifies Chlorpyrifos as Reproductive Toxicant

Nov. 30, 2017, 12:21 AM

Scientific advisers for California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment identified the pesticide chlorpyrifos as a reproductive toxicant, triggering the need for warnings and other regulatory requirements.

The Nov. 29 decision sets the stage for Dow AgroSciences LLC and other producers and users of the pesticide to issue the exposure warnings required under the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or Proposition 65.

The hazard assessment office will determine if a safe harbor level for chlorpyrifos is feasible before the warning requirement takes effect a year from now, spokesman Sam Delson...

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