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Is it safe to use remedy herbicide to spray huisache while pregnant after the first trimester?

Is it safe to use remedy herbicide to spray huisache while pregnant after the first trimester?

Well: Try to get someone else to do it. It's likely low risk but it is a poisen that gets sprayed, wisest to avoid, in my opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Peterson
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Herbicides (Definition)

Herbicides are chemical compounds that are used as poisons against plants. Most herbicides are also dangerous to humans if swallowed, or absorbed through the ...Read more


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Herbicides and leukemia related?

Can be: Older pesticides and herbicides had been related to various damaging effects, some of which were blood cancers. For many years now, the type and concentration of exposures have been controlled to make this avenue of cancer development much less likely..... Gone are the childhood days we used to run behind the crop-dusters- thank goodness! ...Read more

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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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Would accidently ingesting pesticides/herbicides cause any type of health risks?

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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Diagnosed with PLS in 2012. I have been exposed to pesticides and herbicides pretty much my whole life. Possible cause?

Diagnosed with PLS in 2012. I have been exposed to pesticides and herbicides pretty much my whole life. Possible cause?

PLS? Elaborate...: PLS is a non-specific acronym that may stand for Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome, Primary Lateral Sclerosis or Protocki-Lupski syndrome so I don't know which you have. But pesticides and herbicides can have significant effects on our nervous system and immune system and trigger autoimmune disease. Avoidance of further exposures and detoxification can only help. ...Read more

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Do you think that herbicides are safe to use in home garden?

Do you think that herbicides are safe to use in home garden?

Yes: In order to reduce the risk of adverse effects of herbicides make sure you use protective equipment when handling (eye wear, gloves, mask) and you use the product according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you keep this in mind when selecting a reputable brand, you should be able to safely enjoy your home garden. ...Read more

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What do you do after someone is exposed to herbicides in the field?

Quick: Take them to an emergency room. The usual treatment is Atropine like drugs but it is not available over the counter. ...Read more

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Do herbicides cause cancer?

Do herbicides cause cancer?

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