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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!


Dr. Stephen Shroyer Dr. Shroyer
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
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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.

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!


Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Ernest Bordini Dr. Bordini
Clinical Psychology
28 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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!

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Lawrence Rosen Dr. Rosen
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Liva Dr. Liva
Occupational Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Yelena Kipervas Dr. Kipervas
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can pesticide be stored in the fat tissue/cells? And for how long?

Unknown: What kind of pesticides? Try to find some answers on line with precision question.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Greene Dr. Greene
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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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.

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