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Pesticide (Overview)

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!


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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

Pesticide (Overview)

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!


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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

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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 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 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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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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Will cooking reduce the amount of pesticides remain on vegetables?

Not necessarily: Depends on the pesticide. Some pesticides activity can increase with temperature ...Read more

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Are there any stores online that I can buy food without having to worry about pesticides?

Pesticides in Food: Organic farming generally does not use synthetic chemical pesticides. Toxic residues are the exception, and pesticide cocktails are very rare. For this reason, babies and small children should be given only organic products to eat. Please note that fair trade products are guaranteed organic products only when they are labelled as such. ...Read more

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I am having headaches from pesticides?

I am having headaches from pesticides?

Get some blood tests: Depending upon the variety of pesticide, it is not unique to get headaches or other problems. Would double check for underlying effects upon neurotransmitters, perhaps evaluate oxygen, carbon monoxide, etc. Would use meds commonly employed in migraine to prevent further events. ...Read more

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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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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 you tell me how I could test fruit for pesticides?

Pesticide test: I an not aware of any home tests. Should contact your local agriculture office. ...Read more

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How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

Organic Means More!: To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification. And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pesticide overdose?

What are the most common symptoms of pesticide overdose?

SLUDGE: Common pesticides attack the muscarinic receptors, causing "sludge:" salivation, lacrimation (tearing), urination, diarrhea, gi-upset and emesis (vomiting). If you are working outside near spraying and experience any of these symptoms, go to the er right away. There are various antidotes, depending on which pesticide you were dosed with but Atropine is a good starting point. ...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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Pesticides (flea collars) and breastfeeding, should I be concerned?

Pesticides (flea collars) and breastfeeding, should I be concerned?

Wash hands: As long as you take this precaution before you nurse, there should be no problem with this! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pesticide overdose?

Is there a cure for pesticide overdose?

Yes: I am not sure that cure is the appropiate term for an answer, but there are treatments for most any poisoning. I poisoning is suspected, your best bet is the local er. If no local er then call 1-800-222-1222 emergency only. Have the offending agent on hand so you can read ingredients. Do not induce vomitting as vomitting is not the best soloution in some cases dependent upon the agent. ...Read more

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What is the affect of pesticides and herbicides on kids?

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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Is there a link between pesticides and developing lupus?

YES: Yes. Pesticides and other toxic chemicals are a major cause of autoimmune diseases including lupus- see http://www. Medpagetoday. Com/rheumatology/arthritis/24625
the autoimmune epidemic by donna jackson nakazawa is a great book on the subject. If you have lupus then minimizing exposure to toxins and working with a holistic doctor to safely detoxify would be wise. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have pesticide overdose?

How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have pesticide overdose?

Too much poison: Pesticide is basically a type of poison, and an overdose is any level above the recommended safe-threshold. Thus, the simplest terms to tell a child is probably "too much poison"
chidlren's skin is thinner and thus absorbs more/faster of the pesticides, and get od much quicker either through skin or accidental oral ingestions.
Caution/prevention is key.
Consult poison control/doc.
Good luck. ...Read more