Dursban, Other Pesticides. Notice.

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Updated February, 2001. The following is based in part on information provided by D. McNeilly, Chlorpyrifos Review Manager, Office of Pesticide Programs, EPA, Washington, DC.

Subject: EPA wants chlorpyrifos (Dursban, Lorsban) and other pesticide exposure incident information.

In connection with reregistration review of chlorpyrifos, EPA is reviewing Dursban exposure incident data. That data is the basis of the January 14, 1997, letter from EPA Assistant Administrator Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., to Dow Elanco President and CEO John Hagaman. In her letter, Dr. Goldman outlined proposed measures to greatly reduce exposure to Dursban and other pesticide.

EPA's stepped-up efforts to address pesticide exposure are ongoing. In part, a weight-of-the-evidence approach is being used. So far, the Agency has documentation of about 4000-5000 Dursban exposure incidents. EPA wants to receive reports of exposure to other pesticide as well.

If you were adversely affected by pesticide exposure, now is the time to send a description of how the exposure happened to you, and the consequences in your life. Give details that will help make your experience real to those at EPA. Include medical effects. If you are willing to send medical records later upon EPA's request, please so indicate. Women: If you had miscarriage, or if you had menstrual irregularity, or hemorrhaging, possibly leading to hysterectomy, and you believe it was related to pesticide exposure, please report this.

In your report, EPA would like to have the pesticide name, EPA number, amount used, frequency. If you have spray records, please send copies.

Physicians and other experts are asked to contribute pesticide incident information. Organizations having collections of pesticide incident reports, please send documents or summaries.

Mail your information to:
Norm Spurling
Office of Pesticide Programs 7504C
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20460-0001

If you prefer to tell your story by phone, EPA asks you to call:
National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (an EPA-sponsored service at Oregon State University) at 1-800-858-7378 from 6:30am to 4:30pm PT.

These listings have been gathered from various sources and are presented here with the intent to provide hard won information to anyone whom it may help. If you find that the names, phone numbers, addresses or such are out of date in any way, or you feel there is a significant change or addition which should be made to these resources, please be so kind as to Contact Us.

Disclaimer: We do not endorse people, products or services. We do not give medical advice. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another. Please check with health-care professionals of your own choice. I am not a doctor and I do not give medical advice. The author is a chemically injured person who is extremely chemically sensitive (reactive) and who has just had a lot of personal experience in trying to survive chemical insults and toxic exposures.

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