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Doctor insights on: Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides Herbicides

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What is organophosphate pesticides dental?

What is organophosphate pesticides dental?

Rephrase question: Dicalcium phosphate and pyrophosphate can be found in some toothpastes, as abrasives and to inhibit mineralization of plaque, respectively. Please rephrase your question. Thanks. ...Read more

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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


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How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

Typical scenario: This class of chemicals affects acetylcholine and can result in diffuse weakness, and difficulty breathing if excess exposure does occur, besides additional systemic and GI symptoms. This could well develop rapidly into a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can your kidney fail due to being near pesticides and herbicides as farmer?

Can your kidney fail due to being near pesticides and herbicides as farmer?

PESTICIDES: Many pesticides and herbicides if consumed or handled improperly can have effect on the kidney , liver and other organs. Important to read the precautions carefully and follow them. ...Read more

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Would accidently ingesting pesticides/herbicides cause any type of health risks?

Would accidently ingesting pesticides/herbicides 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

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Diagnosed Primary L Sclerosis 2012. Had years of herbicide/pesticide exposure. Never been told if was the cause. Symptoms are worsening. ?

Can't tell for sure: I am no specialist in this area, but my understanding is that ALS, and the more rare PLS are mainly genetic in origin, that the genetic picture is still being worked out, and that the role of environmental factors, though suspected in some cases, is not well understood. If your symptoms are worsening, please notify your neurologist. ...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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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

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What is the affect of pesticides and herbicides on kids ?

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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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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Where does one get evaluated for suspicion of pesticide/herbicide poisoning when symptoms are vague and pcp's cannot direct?

Where does one get evaluated for suspicion of pesticide/herbicide poisoning when symptoms are vague and pcp's cannot direct?

OP poisoning : If its an acute exposure, er docs are best at diagnosis and treating these. If chronic, internist, toxicologist, pathologist, pharmacologist, neurologist, pulmonologists, or occupational med, may be able to help explain why your pcp thinks symptoms are vague. In my experience, veteran pest controllers know more about this than many doctors. ...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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Diagnosed with PLS in 2012. I have been exposed to pesticides and herbicides pretty much my whole life. Possible cause?

Diagnosed with PLS in 2012. I have been exposed to pesticides and herbicides pretty much my whole life. Possible cause?

PLS? Elaborate...: PLS is a non-specific acronym that may stand for Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome, Primary Lateral Sclerosis or Protocki-Lupski syndrome so I don't know which you have. But pesticides and herbicides can have significant effects on our nervous system and immune system and trigger autoimmune disease. Avoidance of further exposures and detoxification can only help. ...Read more

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Will i go blind if i get a little bit of dried pesticide/herbicide in my eye?

Possibly: Even a small amount of pesticide or herbicide can be extremely dangerous. Depending on the ph of the chemical it can devastating effects. In the event of an exposure, even a small one, immediately flush the eye(s) and immediately go to the er. ...Read more

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Hello,like we wash our veggies to avoid pesticides is there any way to avoid pest in our tea like in green tea of tetley or is it fine?

Hello,like we wash our veggies to avoid pesticides is there any way to avoid pest in our tea like in green tea of tetley or is it fine?

You can pour some: hot water over the tea leaves to wash them. Drain the water and then add more hot water to actually brew the tea. Peace and good health. This is what is done in China. They even wash and warm the pot and cups this way first. ...Read more

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Is eating organic a way to avoid pesticides in produce? Does that mean that organic foods would have more germs without the pesticides?

Is eating organic a way to avoid pesticides in produce? Does that mean that organic foods would have more germs without the pesticides?

YES, no more "germs": Pesticides do not protect against germs; they protect plants from being eaten by insects. Organic foods have no more germs than conventional food but much lower levels of pesticides. Organic growers use other techniques including natural pesticides to protect plants. Organic plants also produce more natural defense chemicals and phytonutrients which are healthy to eat. See comment for more: ...Read more

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My water tested positive for pesticide. Is this serious?

Depends on the level: Trace amounts of pesticides are likely to show up in water. You may wish to consult the state health department in illinois for a better read of the test results. ...Read more

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Is there health risk when you eat fruits with pesticide ?

There is: Pesticides are chemicals that are used to suppress the growth of bugs that interfere with crops growing. They work primarily on the nervous system of the bugs killing them. Unfortunately, in high doses they can harm human beings in a similar way. Chronic exposure can potentially lead to mutations and long term consequences such as cancer and other health issues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pesticide overdose?

What is the definition or description of: pesticide overdose?

See below: There are a number of different chemicals used to kill pests and poisoning or toxicity from these chemicals can occur in different ways. Pesticides can harm humans when humans have a short term, large volume exposure (as in suicide or accidental ingestions) or low level exposures for long periods of time. Many pesticides cause damage to nerve cells and the diagnosis is made by suspecting it. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate pesticide intake from fruits and vegetables?

Buy organic: Personally I'd be more worried about the contamination from all of the hands that touched the fruit before it got to your store. Wash with water and mild very dilute soap to remove that contamination. If fruit comes from outside the US use very dilute bleach to wash outside of fruit. If you are concerned about the pesticide buy organic or only eat fruit that you can peel off the outer skin. ...Read more

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Could pesticides or insecticides have some role in causing diabetes?

Could pesticides or insecticides have some role in causing diabetes?

I say no: Without pesticides and insecticides, we wouldn't be able to feed seven billion people. Only a fool or a crook would dispute this. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease; data on whether growing up on a farm increases risk is famously contradictory. Type II is genetically programmed; no environmental risks are knwon. No plausable mechanism exists to link either illness to agricultural chemicals. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Peterson
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Herbicides (Definition)

Herbicides are chemical compounds that are used as poisons against plants. Most herbicides are also dangerous to humans if swallowed, or absorbed through the ...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