TOXICITY EVALUATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL CONTROLS OF INVASIVE SPECIES
OEHHA provides scientific support to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) invasive species program. In order to control invasive species in California, CDFA uses many measures including application of biological control (e.g., insect growth hormones and pheromones) and chemical control (e.g., pesticides) in affected areas. To obtain more information on the invasive species program visit CDFA.
- OEHHA evaluates toxicity, human exposure, and potential health risk of these measures considered or used by CDFA.
- OEHHA communicates its evaluations to local residents and public health officials through direct contact, attending public information workshops and meetings, distributing fact sheets, and posting information on its webpage.
Examples of invasive species treated by CDFA:
- Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)
- European Grapevine Moth (EGVM)
- Gypsy Moth
- Japanese Beetle
- Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)
- Oriental Fruit Fly
- Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
OEHHA published human health risk assessments, reports, and fact sheets on pesticides used in CDFA invasive species programs. These documents are organized by document type, product name (active ingredient in parentheses), and date published and can be found and accessed under “Documents” below. For more information, contact OEHHA at Pesticides@oehha.ca.gov or at 510-622-3170 or visit CDFA.
Health Questions and Answers
Questions and answers about the insecticide Tempo® (cyfluthrin) used for glassy-winged sharpshooter control in English and Spanish.
Questions and answers about the insecticide Tempo® SC Ultra (Cyfluthrin). English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese versions available.
Questions and answers about CoreTect® (imidacloprid) used for Asian Citrus Psyllid control, in English and Spanish.
Questions and answers about the insecticide CoreTect® (imidacloprid) used for glassy-winged sharpshooter control, in English and Spanish.
Questions and answers about the insecticide Merit® (imidacloprid) used for glassy-winged sharpshooter control in English and Spanish.
Questions and answers about the insecticidal product containing STATIC spinosad ME in English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Questions and answers about Bacillus thuringiensis (Btk) insecticidal product Dipel® in English and Spanish
Questions and answers about Lure N Kill JB in Japanese Beetle Traps in English and Spanish.
Questions and answers about the insecticide Dibrom® (Naled) Lure in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese
Questions and answers about the biological insecticide GF-120 NF Naturalyte® (Spinosad) in English, Spanish, Armenian, Chinese, and Vietnamese.