Chlorpyrifos: assessment identifies human health effects

The pesticide chlorpyrifos does not meet the criteria required by legislation for the renewal of its approval in the European Union, EFSA has said in a statement.

EFSA has identified concerns about possible genotoxic effects as well as neurological effects during development, supported by epidemiological data indicating effects in children.

This means that no safe exposure level ­– or toxicological reference value – can be set for the substance.

https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/chlorpyrifos-assessment-identifies-human-health-effects