While Chlorpyrifos itself is not toxic, the way that the body breaks it down creates a toxic reaction in the body. Adults may experience adverse short-term side effects following exposure, but children tend to be heavily affected long-term due to their inability to break down the ingredient after exposure.
The EPA found that exposure to Chlorpyrifos led to debilitating neurological damage and cognitive impairment for children up to 5 years old. In fact, exposure among pregnant women may be a direct cause of their children’s neurological damage diagnoses.
Immediate symptoms of Lorsban exposure can include: