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Doctor insights on: Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides Farm Health And Safety

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Would accidently inhaling pesticides and herbicides on your farm as a kid cause any type of health risks?

Would accidently inhaling pesticides and herbicides on your farm as a kid cause any type of health risks?

Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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Ddt and other pesticides and herbicides?

Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Are the pesticides sprayed by the gardeners detrimental to your health?

Are the pesticides sprayed by the gardeners detrimental to your health?

Depends on the : The chemical and dose or exposure. See this site for more info. http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/pesticides/b_1.htm. ...Read more

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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read more

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Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...Read more

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Exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc. Also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes. Does it affect our health?

Exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc.  Also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes.  Does it affect our health?

Yes: This is an organophosphate insecticide that is moderately toxic. It has been linked to neurological effects and developmental delays in children. Some have hypothesized it causes autoimmune diseases. It has been banned for household use since 2001. ...Read more

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Blueberries: is it true that blueberries are a sponge for toxins - pesticides and herbicides - and are not recommended for consumption unless organic?

B;ueberries: Yes, it is recommended that blueberries be organic because they can contain very high pesticide levels. Even if you can't regularly buy organic due to price or availability - would ensure that blueberries are organic. ...Read more

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I work in a "farm" industry. Is it safe to work with fertilizers (ammonium sulfate, Zn, Mn, etc) or with herbicides and pesticides while pregnant?

Yes with caution: It is very important to wear protective clothing. Should not let anything absorb through your skin especially on hands. And if you are spraying anything make sure you wear protective devices for your face and avoid spraying in tight indoor spaces where you might breath in chemicals. ...Read more

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Will pesticides on neighboring farm come across to organic farm?

Will pesticides on neighboring farm come across to organic farm?

Aerosol spread: Pesticides applied as spray will be carried by the wind. The amount of exposure will depend on the direction and intesity of wind and the distance from the site of spraying. ...Read more

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Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Pesticides : Risk factors for AML tobacco use? Herbicides? Pesticides? – benzene exposure – xrt – topoisomerase ii inhibitors (e.g. Etoposide), alkylating agents – mds – other cell proliferation disorders cml, polycythemia vera, primary thrombocytosis, pnh. ...Read more

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Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Not particularly: Everybody should avoid chemicals. Survivors of pulmonary emboli have no particular susceptibility. ...Read more

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Could exposure to solvents and other chemicals in military aircraft maintenance cause long term health problems?

Please list: specific chemical / solvents so that each can be reviewed. Would submit question about one chemical per entry. ...Read more

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Is eating 3-6 usda organic, cage free, eggs daily safe?

Too much cholesterol: That is an unnecessarily large amount of cholesterol to consume on a daily basis. Try egg whites instead of whole eggs. ...Read more

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How harmful are plastic food and drink containers for our health?

How harmful are plastic food and drink containers for our health?

Complex question: Some plastics contain bisphenol-a, an industrial chemical found to be an endocrine disruptor. This substance is often used to coat food cans, including infant formula. It may also be found in bottle caps and water lines. Your best bet is to seek out bpa-free containers, which may still be plastic -- and not use plastic to heat food in microwaves. http://tinyurl.com/nybzkmd. ...Read more

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Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more

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How dangerous are pesticides in foods?

How dangerous are pesticides in foods?

No: Never eat foods with pesticides on the food. Always wash your food. Of course, I am talking about fruits and vegatables. ...Read more

Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides (Definition)

Organophosphate pesticides are potent neurotoxins used to kill insects. Exposure has been linked to developmental problems in children, including ADHD and disorders ...Read more


Pesticide (Definition)

It ia any chemical or natually abtained substance that when exposed 2 a pest, it kills it. There r many & if u r going 2 use any for what ever reason, ...Read more