How do Pesticides
enter the human body?
Pesticides can enter the human body by common
accidents. This is done either through
· Absorption through skin
How do pesticides harm human health?
· Some pesticides affect the body at the point of contact. These are called "local" effects
· Some pesticides can "sensitize" the body when they come into contact with it.
· Some pesticides affect the body after they are absorbed.
· Some pesticides can cause illness immediately or soon after exposure. These are called "acute"
Some pesticides cause illness months or even years after
exposure. These are called "chronic" effects.
Chronic effects are when pesticides cause illness,
months or even years after exposure. Here are the most common chronic effects:
Liver and kidney failure/damage
Health effects of pesticide exposure:
The health effects of pesticide exposure range
from mild to severe and may include:
Reproductive and development harm