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What is the definition or description of: pesticide?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pesticide Overdose (Definition)

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 ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ddt and other pesticides and herbicides?

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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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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What kind of pesticide is hydramethylnon and is it linked to autism?

What kind of pesticide is hydramethylnon and is it linked to autism?

Not linked: It's an inhibitor of mitochondrial function. Toxic for humans in high doses. Not linked to autism spectrum disorders. ...Read more

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What foodstuffs contain zero calories?

What foodstuffs contain zero calories?

Zero or neg. calorie: Zero or negative calorie foods don’t lack calories, but they require more calories to digest than are consumed. Some examples include lettuce, onions, peppers, radish, spinach, turnips, zucchini, garlic, cucumbers, dandelions, endive, asparagus, beet roots, green cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cress, leeks, green beans, grapefruits, cantaloupe, rhubarb & honeydew melon. ...Read more

Zerona (Definition)

Zerona is a device that has been developed to non surgically contour the body. The manufacturer claims that the device works by creating a 'small pore' in wall of the fat cell to allow the loss of inches. I have no experience ...Read more


Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides (Definition)

Organophosphate pesticides are potent neurotoxins used to kill insects. Exposure has been linked to developmental problems in children, including ADHD and disorders ...Read more