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Organophosphate pesticides

Similar term(s): organophosphate, OP.

Definition:

A group of organic compounds containing phosphorus that are used as insecticides.

Organophosphate pesticides break down rapidly when exposed to sunlight, air, and soil, although small amounts can be detected in food and drinking water.

Source: GreenFacts

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Organophosphorpestizide
Español: Plaguicidas organofosforados
Français: Pesticides organophosphorés

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