Definition of organophosphate
: an organophosphorus compound (such as a pesticide)
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The treatments have become more common as the use of organophosphate pesticides, which can be more toxic to birds and animals, has been scaled back.
Other organophosphates have been linked to developmental delays in children.
Organophosphates work by interfering with the activities of an enzyme that is essential to the nervous systems of insects and humans.
For the study, the researchers examined the umbilical cord blood of about 240 mothers for 30 organophosphate insecticides.
Dr. Engel has published research showing that exposure to organophosphates during pregnancy may impair cognitive development in children.
Farmers have responded to rising demand for organic produce and to concerns about organophosphate pesticides.
Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies.
However, use of the organophosphate pesticide continued in the nearby agricultural region of the Salinas Valley.
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