Chloropicrin

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On October 16, 2001, DPR placed pesticide products containing the active ingredient chloropicrin into reevaluation. The reevaluation is based on air monitoring data which found that air concentrations at some distances from treated greenhouses exceeded National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health’s (NIOSH’s) reference exposure limit of 0.1 parts per million (ppm). Also, DPR found that data submitted under the Birth Defect Prevention Act indicated that chloropicrin has the potential to cause adverse health effects at low doses.



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Denise Alder
1001 I Street, P. O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-3522
E-mail: Denise.Alder@cdpr.ca.gov