Novel Method for the Chlorpyrifos | Development of Environmental Public Health Indicators and Benchmark Dose Estimation Using a Health-Based End Point
Organophosphorus (OP) compounds are the most widely used group of insecticides in the world. Risk assessments for these chemicals have focused primarily on 10% inhibition of acetylcholinesterase in the brain as the critical metric of effect. Aside from cholinergic effects resulting from acute exposure, many studies suggest a linkage between cognitive deficits and long-term OP exposure.
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