Is chlorpyrifos a hazardous material?

Is chlorpyrifos a hazardous material?

Chlorpyrifos is a white crystalline (sand-like) substance that smells like natural gas. It is a pesticide which is often sprayed in a water solution. * Chlorpyrifos is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by ACGIH, DOT, NIOSH, HHAG and EPA.

What is the function of chlorpyrifos?

Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide, acaricide and miticide used primarily to control foliage and soil-borne insect pests.

What is the main active ingredient in chlorpyrifos?

Chemical Class and Type: Chlorpyrifos is the common name for the chemical 0,0-diethyl 0-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyl)-phosphorothioate. The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number is 2921-88-2.

Is chlorpyrifos flammable?

ICSC 0851 – CHLORPYRIFOS. Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable.

What is chlorpyrifos common name?

Lorsban® and Dursban® are two widely recognized trade names for chlorpyrifos from Corteva™ Agriscience (the agricultural division of the 2017 Dow-DuPont merger).

What is the pH of chlorpyrifos?

Chlorpyrifos degradation was rapid in the two alkaline soils (pH 7.7 and 8.4) (Fig. 1D and E), with a half-life of 16 days in both of them. The concentrations of TCP formed were also high (up to 10 mg kg−1).

How do you use Chlorpyriphos 20% EC?

Mix 1 litre Terminator with 19 litre of water to make 1% a.i. emulsion and to be applied in following stage. Apply the emulsion on the bottom surface and sides of foundation pits to the height of 30 c.m. @ 5 litre/sq. mtr.

What is another name for chlorpyrifos?

How do you mix chlorpyrifos?

Half fill the spray tank with water (or creosote where applicable) and add the required amount of TITAN Chlorpyrifos 500 Termiticide & Insecticide, then add the remaining water (or creosote) with an agitator running. If using a knapsack sprayer gently shake before using.

How do you use Chlorpyriphos?

Products with chlorpyrifos in them are used in agriculture for feed and food crops and in cattle ear tags. They may be used on golf courses, and to control fire ants and mosquitoes for public health purposes. Products containing chlorpyrifos are also used to treat wood fences and utility poles.

Why is chlorpyrifos banned?

It was banned for indoor use after passage of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act, which required additional protection of children’s health. Residues left after indoor use were quite high, and toddlers who crawled on the floor and put their hands in their mouth were found to be at risk of poisoning.

Is chlorpyrifos used today?

Today, chlorpyrifos is widely used in U.S. agriculture. Generally sprayed on crops, it’s used to kill a variety of agricultural pests. Chlorpyrifos is acutely toxic and associated with neurodevelopmental harms in children.