Pesticide Exposures

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Pesticides are commonly used in the agricultural activities worldwide, and it is almost impossible to produce the huge amounts of agricultural products without using pesticides in the modern world. Besides the benefits of using pesticides, it is important to notice the dangerous of using them. Pesticides are some chemicals which are toxic to the insects in order to prevent damages from them. In addition, some of the pesticides will pollute the environment, and the most important fact is that pesticides are also a toxic chemical for human. There are numerous types of pesticide can be used in the field, and researches stated that people will be affected if they expose to pesticides without proper protections. Moreover, some pesticides had been …show more content…
Because pesticides are part of produce, the safety of the pesticides presented in products is a major concern for public. Other than the general public, another group of people directly affected by this issue is farmers. They usually work in the farm for a long period of time. Therefore, they have a high risk of exposures to pesticides. Pesticide exposures is one of the major occupational hazards in the country, and it caused serious health issues. This paper reviewed several scientific articles in order to demonstrate the associations between pesticide exposures and health issues among farmers. In addition, the significant health issues that caused by both short-term and long-term pesticide exposures would be …show more content…
The consequences were explained by the researchers. The short-term exposures to pesticides was related to symptoms such as headache, skin problems, and nausea, etc. Other than the subjective symptoms, researchers also discovered some physiological changes by conducting blood tests in order to provide more data in an objective point of view. They found out that short-term exposures (three days working in the farm) had significant effects on some health indicators such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell, and monocyte percentage, etc. In addition, increased liver enzyme, blood urea nitrogen, and decrease in plasma protein are some examples of the effects obtained from the blood chemistry tests (Hu, Huang, Huang, Li, Zhang, Yin, Chen, Jin, Cai &Cui, 2015). These changes are all abnormal for the healthy body. Therefore, the tests showed that the short-term exposures had adverse effects on the farmers’ bodies. Moreover, it is reasonable to correlate the causes of the symptoms and the changes of health indicators. Furthermore, the symptoms may act as alerts for the body for the abnormal changes of the body. Another group of researchers found the similar results, and demonstrated the health problems of short-term pesticide exposures. Many pesticides were associated with many acute health problems, and one of them called organophosphate. It was associated with

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