Human Health: Cancer from Pesticides

Authored by: Jan Dich

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
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Chemical exposure from pesticides has been connected worldwide with increased risk not only of acute poisoning, but also in recent decades regarding long-term occupational exposure with increased risk of chronic diseases such as cancer. Pesticides are designed to destroy or control living organisms, yet they constitute a potential health hazard for organisms other than those that are intended to be controlled.

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