Talk:Health effects of pesticides

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Reviews[edit]

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  • Cohen M (2007). "Environmental toxins and health--the health impact of pesticides". Aust Fam Physician. 36 (12): 1002–4. PMID 18075622.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:39, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Information moved from organic food[edit]

The following is text removed from Organic food and seems more appropriate here. I will leave it to others to integrate as they see fit.

Risk to farm workers[edit]

There are studies detailing the effects and side effects of pesticides upon the health of farm workers.[1] Even when pesticides are organic, and are used correctly, they still end up in the air and bodies of farm workers. Through these studies, organophosphate pesticides have become associated with acute health problems such as abdominal pain, dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, as well as skin and eye problems.[2] In addition, there have been many other studies that have found pesticide exposure is associated with more severe health problems such as respiratory problems, memory disorders, dermatologic conditions,[3][4] cancer,[5] depression, neurologic deficits,[6][7] miscarriages, and birth defects.[8] Summaries of peer-reviewed research have examined the link between pesticide exposure and neurological outcomes and cancer in organophosphate-exposed workers.[9][10] Those pesticides found to cause major health problems are banned for use in agriculture, conventional or organic, in many developed counties.

Imported fruits and vegetables from Latin America are more likely to contain high level of pesticides,[11] even pesticides banned for use in the United States.[12] Migratory birds, such as Swainson's Hawks, have wintering grounds in Argentina where thousands of them were found dead from monocrotophos insecticide poisoning.[citation needed]

Yobol (talk) 18:15, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Other studies[edit]

This could also be considered relevant, though more authoritive material should perhaps be cited: WWF research 15:28, 16 March 2014 (UTC)~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terry nyorks (talkcontribs)


This article has a potential! I learned a lot from reading the articles but I suggest adding in more specific cases that these health symptoms might of affected human beings. Maybe add more details talking about the short-term effects or visible symptoms from pesticides exposure. Although the article demonstrated how pesticides are exposed towards the environment, I suggest doing more research to present the effects that pesticides have on particular types of people including women of child-bearing age, elders, and younger adults, both long-term and short-term effects. Good luck !17calbrs (talk) 02:40, 8 March 2017 (UTC)


Infobox Picture[edit]

Hello. I just wanted to inform the wikipedia community that the picture in the infobox disease may not be appropriate. There is graffiti on the warning sign, in the center of the skull and crossbones. Whether that graffiti is actual or digital, I cannot tell.

JamesJNHu (talk) 00:08, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

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