Pesticides influence on health
Sad to say, but all man-made chemical pesticides by default are poisons.
Used correctly, pesticides KILL
You may ask: 'How poisonous they are?'
Let's take a look at one example:
chemical class: organophosphate
principal use: insecticide; banned from use on golf courses and turf farms in USA
detected in groundwater, and in surface water
long-term effects on mammals: suspect mutagen; fetotoxin; suspect neurotoxin; allergic dermatitis; conjunctivitis; immunotoxin
effects on non-target species:
immediate toxicity: very high for birds, fish, amphibians, crustaceans, bees, aquatic insects;
long-term toxicity: birds – teratogen
common trade names: Bug-B-Gon; Spectracide; AG 500; Alfa-Tox; Basudin; Dazzel; Diazajet; Diazatol; Diazide; Diazinon; Diazitol; Diazol; dimpylate; Dipofene; G 24480; GardenTox; Knox Out 2FM; Neocidol; Nipsan; Sarolex
Searching for pesdticides influence on health, I came across database with 700 listed pesticides and their induced health damages. Full pesticides database can be found in Basic Guide to Pesticides: Their Characteristics and Hazards.
- any single by default is pesticide poisonous and poisons it unique way
- what happens when several pesticides act at the same time (usual situation)?
Such type of research never performed, but common sense suggests it becomes extremely dangerous. So – best and simplest solution –
Avoid pesticides !
If interested in minimizing pesticides exposure you can read educational article "How to avoid pesticides"
To health and wellness