Pesticides are chemicals that are used to kill insects, rodents, and other microorganisms. Homemade pesticides and store bought pesticides are used daily in gardens, homes, and on products such as fruit. Even though these pesticides are not meant to harm humans, unfortunately, they do. Despite all the advantages that pesticides offer some individuals, there are many disadvantages as well. If you or someone you love was harmed due to someone's misuse of a pesticide, it is imperative to contact a lawyer.
Some negative effects that may be caused by exposure to pesticide are:
- Birth Defects
- Environmental Pollution
- Acute toxicity
Some examples of pesticide classification include Carbamate Pesticides, Biochemical Pesticides, Pyrethroid Pesticides, Organophosphate Pesticides, Organochlorine Insecticides, and Microbial Pesticides. Misuse of any of these store bought or homemade pesticides can result in harmful effects to human beings. When individuals purchase items from grocery stores, such as produce and houseplants, there may be some remains of pesticide chemicals on these items. Even cautious individuals that wash their fruit before consumption can still experience health problems from the pesticides.
Recently, studies have shown that there is a relationship between Parkinson's disease and the use of pesticides. Even workers who were simply doing their job were harmed by the effects of pesticides. For example, farm laborers and fruit pickers have gotten ill from the pesticides that were used on fruits, vegetables and plants. Many times, the negative effects of pesticides can take a long time to show, and by the time symptoms are clear, a lot of damage may have already been done. If you or someone close to you is having health problems due to pesticides, it is imperative to seek legal advice.
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