PESTICIDES AND HUMAN HEALTH
III BSc [CBZ]sec B
INTRODUTION ABOUT PESTICIDES
A pesticide is any substance used to kill, repel or control certain forms of or animal life that are considered to be pests…because of the wide spread use of agricultural chemicals in food production, people are exposed to low levels of pesticides residues through their diets. People may also be exposed to pesticides used in a variety of settings including homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces.
TYPES OF PESTICIDES
HEALTH EFFCTS OF PESTICIDES
ACUTE EFFCTS; acute health problems may occur in workers that handle pesticides; Such as abdominal pain, Dizziness, Headaches ,Nausea, Vomiting as well as skin and eye problems. Pyrethrums insectides commonly used in common bug killer, can cause a potentially deadly condition if breathed in.
LONG TERM EFFECTS
CANCER; Many studies have examined the effects of pesticides exposure on the risk of cancer association have been found with ;Leukemia ,kidney ,prostate, liver & lungs. A mothers occupational exposure to pesticides during pregnancy is associated with in an increases in risk of leukemia , brain cancer etc.
PESTICIDES;HITTING YOU ALL OVER
Pesticides may be endocrine disrupting compounds and can cause a range of health problems including cancer, affects immune system ,behavioral problems, and adverse effects on new born. etc
House hold exposures may be more important and greater effects than outdoor exposure..
Action needs to be taken to drastically reduce exposure to household pesticides.
Lets make our country a healthy, safe and prosperous country.