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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Pesticides

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What are the health dangers of pesticides?

What are the health dangers of pesticides?

Depends on the : Chemical. Different pesticides have different toxic effects. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/pesticides/b_1.htm. ...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


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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

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What are reasons why persistent pesticides are dangerous?

What are reasons why persistent pesticides are dangerous?

Impact health: Pesticides impact soil organisms as well as bacteria in the guts of people and animals. Over time alterations in soil and gut microbiota can cause significant damage to the health of the environment around us as well as directly damage our health. ...Read more

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What pesticides make marijuana from us dangerous?

What pesticides make marijuana from us dangerous?

Pesticides: As far as i know, neither "medical" or other marijuana is routinely tested for pesticides -- which could be a realistic concern for people who want to use it. I saw one news story saying that residues of a pesticide called bifenthrin were found in a sample. This is toxic to mammals who ingest it. It was an isolated example, but if testing is not usually being done, how does anyone really know? ...Read more

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Is ortho home defense insect killer safe to be around humans? It says to spray in and outdoors. However I read that it is a pesticide and dangerous...

Ortho Home defense: From the Ortho site - it contains 2 ingredients Bifenthrin and Zeta Cypermethrin. both have low toxicity towards mammals (humans). skin contact is not toxic but ingestion is. So - best recommendation - spray when the air is still - keep everyone out of the treated area until it dries. See http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/bifgen.html and http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/cypermethrin.pdf ...Read more

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How can I get tested for pesticide exposure?

Toxicology: It is usually wise to seek a medical center or clinic which specializes in running toxicology assessments - it can help if one knows what particular pesticide one might have been exposed to and to estimate or record routes of exposure, duration of exposure, immediates symptoms or reactions etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pesticide?

Simple: 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 the label thoroughly! ...Read more

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What pesticides are safe on the lawn if I have young children?

What pesticides are safe on the lawn if I have young children?

Organic: There are natural options when it comes to pest control for lawns and outdoor spaces. Consult an organic or chemical-free landscaper and use essential-oil based products when possible. Remember, dandelions aren't neurotoxic (from normal environmental exposure) but pesticides can be. ...Read more

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