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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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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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Myasthenia Gravis,live on farm. Heard pesticides:insecticides will harm/exacerbate MG. True? If so how long must I be inside my home on spray day?

Myasthenia Gravis,live on farm. Heard pesticides:insecticides will harm/exacerbate MG. True? If so how long must I be inside my home on spray day?

Myth: Some of the chemicals used are neuromuscular junction blockers, which target the tissue component that is of course damaged in myasthenia gravis. There's dubious "scare" stuff online by charlatans and tort lawyers. If you're not actually going to ingest the chemicals, I would not be concerned. None of these have been shown to cause lasting damage to people. ...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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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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How do insecticides affect the health of a neighborhood?

How do insecticides affect the health of a neighborhood?

Mostly favorably : This is why we are dying in large numbers in the developed world from malaria, yellow fever, Chagas' disease and a bunch of others and a big part of the reason we can feed over seven billion people. There are both science-based concerns and crooked fearmongering in these discussions. Be discerning. ...Read more

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My water tested positive for pesticide. Is this serious?

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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Will insecticide which as drifted into a house drift out of it?

Will insecticide which as drifted into a house drift out of it?

Maybe: Presumably you had open doors or windows allowing the fumes to enter the house. With fans and breeze some might exit by the same route. Most insecticides are organic and fat soluble. They will stick to objects with these qualities and this is why the atmospheric fumes disappear. When so stuck, they are usually not a problem. The level should get so low you cannot detect them. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clean vegetables that are splattered with an insecticide?

Cold salt water: Old home style trick that my mother taught me years ago. You can also try organic vegetables if you are concerned. ...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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Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Birth defects: Yes, especially the organophosphate pesticides can cause birth defects ...Read more

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Could insecticide affect emotion and other brain fxn?

Yes: Insecticides or pesticides are neurotoxins. They gravitate to the brain and affect its functions. Pesticides seek out lipids, and the brain is highly lipid with a high density of acetylcholinesterase -- the target enzyme of pesticides. http://tinyurl.com/kzh4c7e. ...Read more

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Will you die when you breathe in or touch insecticide?

Will you die when you breathe in or touch insecticide?

Avoid if possible: Using household or garden insecticides as directed on the container is generally safe. But insecticides are poisons, so practice safe usage with appropriate clothing, gloves, respirator etc., as directed. Improper use can cause sickness or even death, so use carefully, especially around children and pets. Call poison control if any accidental ingestion or unusual contact. ...Read more

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Are there natural insecticides that I can use to lessen chances of sandflies and leishmaniasis?

Are there natural insecticides that I can use to lessen chances of sandflies and leishmaniasis?

Use repellant: Your best bet is to use a good repellant like deet. Do not put pesticides on your skin or clothing. Some pesticides are deadly not only to insects but people also. ...Read more

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Would insecticide help kill lice?

Don't use: Insecticide on yourself. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd. ...Read more

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What's the best insecticide to kill bedbugs?

Insecticides are : Often ineffective. Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum >>. ...Read more

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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


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Insecticides (Definition)

Insecticides are chemical poisons used to kills insects. Many insecticides are also dangerous to humans when inhaled or ...Read more