ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Dichlorvos
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Dichlorvos

CAS ID #: 62-73-7

Affected Organ Systems: Neurological (Nervous System)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: Organophosphates and carbamates

Summary: Dichlorvos is an insecticide that is a dense colorless liquid. It has a sweetish smell and readily mixes with water. Dichlorvos used in pest control is diluted with other chemicals and used as a spray. It can also be incorporated into plastic that slowly releases the chemical. Dichlorvos is used for insect control in food storage areas, green houses, and barns, and control of insects on livestock. It is not generally used on outdoor crops. Dichlorvos is sometimes used for insect control in workplaces and in the home. Veterinarians use it to control parasites on pets.

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