Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Exposure In New York State

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Long Putt on the Green Since chlorpyrifos (CPS) was patented in 1966, the toxic chemical has been used as an ingredient in many commercial and residential insecticides throughout the country. Marketed under the brand names Cobalt, Dursban, Lock-on, and Lorsban, the popular insect killer was extensively applied to various crops to control pests, such as mosquitoes, fleas, and fire ants. Chlorpyrifos has also been widely used to treat golf courses, nurseries, and other non-agricultural purposes. However, vast scientific evidence has shown a strong connection between chlorpyrifos and severe neurological disorders. Unborn babies and children who have been exposed to the toxin risk developing permanent adverse effects, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, developmental delays, and lower intelligence quotient (IQ).

Although the application of chlorpyrifos was restricted in 2000, use of the chemical continued on hundreds of crops, in residential pest control products, and by exterminators. After being flooded with petitions to prohibit chlorpyrifos for more than a decade, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally announced that it would ban the use of the insecticide on all food. The agency determined that the existing aggregate exposures from the chemical failed to meet the legally required safety standard of reasonable certainty that contact would not result in harm. Unfortunately, over time, even low quantities of chlorpyrifos can cause brain damage.

If you are looking for a highly experienced personal injury lawyer to take your chlorpyrifos-related neurological disorder case, your search is over. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has provided the best possible legal representation to thousands of clients throughout the United States, including many toxic exposure cases. With more than 20 years of practice, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has the expertise and verified results to demand the compensation that his clients are worthy of. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s chlorpyrifos exposure attorneys understand the anguish and despair that parents may endure after their child was born with brain damage. Pursuing a product liability claim against the manufacturer responsible for your child’s neurodevelopmental disorder may be one of the most important things you ever do.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys have seen the heart-breaking side effects of insecticide exposure, especially in young children. Nobody should be forced to bear the emotional, behavioral, or mental difficulties brought on by reckless insecticide manufacturers. With the firm’s substantial resources and elite reputation, our veteran lawyers will hold the liable company responsible for their appalling disregard and gross negligence. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his best of the best team of lawyers have determinedly litigated to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for clients who were injured in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Kindly see our Justia 10.0 Lawyer Rating and clients’ testimonials by clicking here. Our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking team is available twenty-four-seven by dialing (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Retain our remarkable personal injury lawyers to start pursuing the compensation that you deserve today!

How Are Victims Exposed to Chlorpyrifos?

Woman Drinking Watter Victims living in the vicinity of farms where chlorpyrifos was routinely sprayed on crops could have easily been exposed. Additionally, others have been subjected to the chemical by eating produce and drinking water that was contaminated with chlorpyrifos. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Updated Human Health Risk Analyses for Chlorpyrifos, expected residues of the chemical on food crops exceeded safety standards, and most estimated drinking water exposures greatly surpassed safe levels. Exposure to chlorpyrifos has frequently occurred in the following ways:

  1. Skin absorption;
  2. Inhaling airborne particles;
  3. Households near orchards and fields where chlorpyrifos was applied;
  4. Agricultural workers and harvesters responsible for handling crops;
  5. Workers in charge of mixing and spraying the insecticide;
  6. Babies whose mothers were exposed to the chemical during pregnancy;
  7. Drinking contaminated water; and
  8. Eating food with chlorpyrifos residue.



Chlorpyrifos Contamination in Our Food and Drinking Water

Most never even realize that they are being exposed to chlorpyrifos until it is already too late. The dangers are especially severe for fetuses developing in the womb and babies under 2 years old. Testing by the United States Environmental Protection Agency revealed extensive evidence of chlorpyrifos food contamination. In some instances, residues from the insecticide on crops were up to 140 times higher than acceptable levels. Roughly 55% of apples, 25% of peaches, 20% of strawberries, and 20% of oranges are sprayed with chlorpyrifos.

Chlorpyrifos can enter water supplies by running off farms during the rain and flowing into ground and surface waters or drifting in the air. The United States Environmental Protection Agency discovered hazardous amounts of chlorpyrifos contamination in drinking water throughout all 50 states, with the highest levels being in agricultural areas. As stated by the agency, “The majority of estimated drinking water exposures from currently registered uses, including water exposures from non-food uses, continue to exceed safe levels even taking into account more refined drinking water exposures.”

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team of Buffalo, New York chlorpyrifos exposure lawyers understand that if your child has been diagnosed with neurological effects after being exposed to the toxic insecticide, your whole world may be turned upside-down. No one, especially newborn babies, deserves to develop life-long side effects because of reckless manufacturers. While all the money in the world cannot erase the damage caused, the compensation we obtain for you can provide extra support for your whole family. Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s greatest reward is hearing his clients boast about the quality of personal injury representation that they received from the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. If you have any inquiries concerning your potential lawsuit, please feel free to contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. Our elite lawyers would be honored to discuss your case in further detail. You can reach our battle-tested team at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Our highly experienced attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s zealous legal team today to learn more about your legal rights.

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