Carbofuran is considered so toxic that it was banned in 2009. Carbofuran is primarily used for the control of insects in the farmlands, mites in dogs and cats, and nematodes in animals. Carbofuran is an odorless cholinesterase inhibitor manufactured and used as an insecticide, a nematocide, and an acaricide.
Carbofuran (marketed under many trade names, notably Furadan® and Curater®) It was widely used on alfalfa, rice, turf and grape crops, until it was banned in the United States.
Carbofuran had been detected in trace amounts in streams and groundwater prior to the ban. It could still potentially arrive in drinking-water through runoff from banned pesticide use.
Health Impact of Carbofuran
Carbofuran is highly toxic with acute exposure, inhibiting the enzyme cholinsterase and leading to symptoms of nausea, dizziness, and confusion. Exposure to very large amounts can cause respiratory paralysis and death.
Though not considered carcinogenic, the EPA reports that carbofuran may have harmful health effects with long-term exposure.
Epic Water Filters testing around carbofuran:
Epic Smart Shield Removes >99%
Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher >99.9%
Epic Nano Water Filter Pitcher >99.8%
Epic Outdoor Adventure Bottle Filter >99.8%
Epic Urban Bottle Filter >99%