Dow Chemical Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Injuries

Landmark 9th Circuit ruling on Dow’s neurotoxin chlorpyrifos as a pesticide, citing dangers to infant and child brains

Lieff Cabraser is investigating new reports about the dangers of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, particularly with regard to children. Chlorpyrifos, an pesticide manufactured by Dow Chemical, has been linked to brain development problems in children and is said to be especially dangerous to pregnant women and fetuses.

In April of 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to either ban chlorpyrifos or find it safe for children, in an extraordinary ruling calling out the EPA for “delaying tactics” in wilful ignorance of its plain statutory duties. The Court also ordered the EPA to revoke all previous approvals for chlorpyrifos use related to food.

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If you or a family member have been exposed to chlorpyrifos through its use in agriculture near your home, or through it being carried home by agricultural workers in your family, and have concerns about related health problems, particularly neurological or brain problems in children, we invite you to speak with an injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser about your potential case.

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