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Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides Insecticides
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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