Acute Toxicity Studies Results on the Light Brown Apple Moth Pheromone Active Ingredient and Four LBAM Pheromone Products

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), began the light brown apple moth (LBAM) eradication program in September 2007, with the aerial spraying of two pheromone products (Checkmate OLR-F and Checkmate LBAM -F) in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. After the spraying occurred, a number of symptoms were reported from people in these areas. In response to these symptom reports, staff from the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Public Health (DPH) completed an evaluation of the available health and safety data related to these pheromone products, in addition to a summary of the symptoms reported.

A copy of the joint document detailing the collaboration and process by California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Public Health (DPH) is available for download below.

Follow this link to view the Press Release by DPR regarding the toxicological review