Organophosphate Pesticides


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Organophosphate Pesticides
Organophosphate pesticides (OP) are the most widely used pesticides nationwide (Coronado et. al., 2006, p. 2). These pesticides are used on the most common foods eaten by adults and children in U.S. including fruits, vegetables, and wheat. Even some household pest control products contain organophosphate compounds putting the chemicals directly into American homes.
Surprisingly, organophosphate pesticides are similar to the chemical agents used in warfare. These chemical agents can be ingested, breathed, and absorbed into insects, animals, and humans interfering with the nervous system. Given that organophosphate toxicity is high, it is no wonder that there is a lot of concern and controversy about...
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