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Garden Insecticides: Human Exposure And Health Effects
 

Garden Insecticides: Human Exposure And Health Effects

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Researchers at University of Buffalo (UB) in the US suggest that synthetic chemicals found in insecticides and garden products bind to receptors that govern our biological clocks in a way that may increase the risk
 
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21 Jan 2017 - General
 
As Theekshana Abayawickrama said advances in science and technology has raised medicines and agrochemicals. Agrichemical which is spraying on plants for insects killing and for other plant benefits in turn can cause health toxicities. I prefer natural ways to prevent insects. If it is a must to go for insecticide means it is better to take preventive methods rather than exposing to fumes or vapours. But the enviro...
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Most pesticides are designed to harm or kill pests. Because some pests have systems similar to the human system, some pesticides also can harm or kill humans. Fortunately, humans usually can avoid harmful effects by avoiding being exposed to pesticides.
Humans may be harmed by pesticides in two ways: they may be poisoned or injured. Pesticide poisoning is caused by pesticides that
harm internal organs or other systems inside the body. Pesticide-related injuries usually are caused by pest...
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Infants and children are more sensitive to the toxic effects of pesticides than adults.
An infant's brain, nervous system, and organs are still developing after birth.
When exposed, a baby's immature liver and kidneys cannot remove pesticides from the body as well as an adult's liver and kidneys.
Infants may also be exposed to more pesticide than adults because they take more breaths per minute and have more skin surface relative to their body weight.
Children often s...
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