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Male infertility in relation to pesticide

Exposure to pesticides and solvents can further lower fertility among inf...g infertility treatment, those who were exposed to pesticides were most likely to have a very low sperm output - in the bottom 25 per cent of the male population....

Toxins linked with pregnancy loss

...uspected teratogens, and the teratogenic impact of pesticides remains unknown. The teratogenic potential of multiple other environmental factors has been studied and is reviewed. Before definitive conclusions can be drawn regarding the teratogenicity of environmental exposures, several clinical factors need t...

Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito

...ody's immune defenses," Jacobs-Lorena said. While pesticides have been used to kill the mosquitoes that carry malaria, the insects can develop resistance to pesticides. And the malaria parasites can become resistant to drugs used in humans, which requires the constant development of newer and consequently more...

Link between pesticide and breast cancer

... that DDT or HCB actually cause breast cancer. The pesticides banned in Canada and Europe is still used for mosquito control in developing countries. DDT, HCB and other environmental endocrine disrupters mimic the action of// certain hormones, including oestrogen, in the body. In a study conducted on 159 women ...

Pesticide exposure may cause Parkinson’s diseas

Scientists have reportd that exposure to pesticides may raise the risk f Parkinson’s disease considerably//. The more a person is exposed to the pesticides the highre are his chances of developing Parkinson’s. The reseaearchers have studied about 3000 peo...

Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students

...esearch in the recent issue of JAMA. “Exposure to pesticides in the school environment is a health risk facing ...information, 281 (69 percent) were associated with pesticides used at schools and 125 (31 percent) were associated with pesticide drift from farmland. “These fin...

US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans

...s are conducted by companies seeking to have their pesticides approved by the agency for marketing. The Republican controlled US senate voted 60 to 37 to enact, such a moratorium, in an amendment to the spending bill that funds the EPA. The amendment would prohibit the agency, beginning on 1 October, from con...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

...problem is that the semen quality once affected by pesticides may not return to normal even with treatment. Smoking : Smoking causes to the sperm to move sluggishly and the sperms are unable to reach the egg or not able to penetrate it as they become weak. Once smoking is given up the sperm do return to nor...

Benzene Slick In China Highlights Water Pollution

... June, Vice-Premier Wu Yi said water pollution and pesticides had raised a food safety issue in China. "In som... fruits are grown using polluted water, or harmful pesticides are illegally used," the newspaper quoted Wu as saying. The estimated 100 tonnes of benzene pollut...

Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe

...amples include high levels of iron, several banned pesticides and pathogenic bacteria, but the researchers say that concentrations of most of these contaminants were unlikely to pose an immediate human health threat. The peer-reviewed study, which represents one of the most detailed environmental sampling eff...

Diet Can Influence Your Mental Health As Well

...ients over the recent years. The widespread use of pesticides and insecticides has been accounted for an alteration in the body fat content of animals. In addition, there is also a disturbance in the levels of vital fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3 in chickens. This has led to a gross disturbance in the body fat...

Foods produced organically have better health value

...ue. Besides being zero in the harmful chemicals of pesticides and insecticides they increase the nutritional value of food.// The study is in the infancy. Around the globe research is being done in this field. Pesticides and insecticides leave harmful chemicals over food surface and cause health problems ...

Go organic to be low on pesticide residues!

...ts lower children's dietary exposure to two common pesticides used in U.S. agricultural production.'// The fa...c food items. The result was that concentration of pesticides was reduced to non-detectable levels. As stated by Dr. Lu, "The use of organophosphorus pesticide...

Pesticide exposure penetrates the womb and affects blood and brain

... children in Ecuador whose mothers were exposed to pesticides while pregnant had increased blood pressure and di... histories indicated that they had been exposed to pesticides during pregnancy. The average systolic blood pressure was higher in exposed children than in thos...

Aluminum Salts In Underarm Deodorants Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer

...ddition to antiperspirants, detergents, cosmetics, pesticides and inorganic estrogen related compounds, strongly mimic the female sex hormone, estrogen. These class of compounds referred to as metalloestrogens can significantly affect the signal transduction mechanism of the cells in the breast, eventually lead...

Link Between Pesticides And Cancer Minimal For Adults

...es on the effects of organochlorines, contained in pesticides and some plastics, which could find their way into the human body through drinking water, eating meat and dairy products. These toxic materials are thought to alter the balance of hormone production and influence in the development of breast cancer, ...

Parents Concerned About Pesticide And Cancer Risk To Babies

...by, because of worry about levels of chemicals and pesticides in breastmilk,' concluded Rosie Dodds, of the National Childbirth Trust....

Poor Housing May lead to Poor Health

...located near agricultural fields where exposure to pesticides is greatest. More than half of the participants (54 percent to 71 percent across the four surveys) live in mobile homes, compared to 7 percent of the general U.S. population and 15 percent of the rural U.S. population. The dwellings are small, exac...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

... pests. Farmers say scientists advised them to mix pesticides with a sugary syrup to control pests, and they fou... beverages made by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo contained pesticides and called for tougher safety standards. The U.S. firms strongly rejected the findings of the New De...

Ramadoss Urges Celebrities Not To Endorse Soft Drinks

...mmittee that is probing as to whether there is any pesticides present in the drinks, but he stated that whatever be the outcome of their findings these soft drinks were harmful for the children. Ramadoss has however not called for any ban on the commercials of the soft drinks. He said that he was only making ...

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