A broad-spectrum organophosphate insecticide, widely used in food crop agriculture and against termites.
- Insecticides used for seed treatments in crops include diazinon, lindane, imidacloprid, permethrin, chlorpyrifos, and tefluthrin.
- These were followed by sharp restrictions on use of the organophosphate chlorpyrifos - the most commonly used pesticide in homes, buildings and schools - in June of 2000.
- It measured the impact on fetal growth of two insecticides - chlorpyrifos and diazinon - whose use in households was banned by the federal government beginning in 2000.
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