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Pesticides and neurological diseases

Pesticides and neurological diseases

For a long time doctors and scientists are familiar with the theory that certain pesticides affect genes - they simply trigger the mechanism of their changes, which can lead to autism.But that would remain a theory if a few years ago, biologists from the North Carolina University School of Medicine did not decide to conduct a series of experiments on the truth of such assumptions.

Recommended reading: Autism in children: symptoms, causes and development of the disease

After many years of research, scientists confirmed the theory - often used pesticides when ingested cause changes in it at the level of DNA - this triggers autism, Alzheimer's diseaseAnd other pathologies.And for these studies, experiments on laboratory mice were first performed, providing the effect on the brain of rodents of 300 chemical substances - the conclusions of scientist biologists can not be called unfounded.

Pesticides and neurological diseases

As a result of the work, the main pesticides were isolated and named, which can provoke the development of autism, Alzheimer's disease and other neurological diseases. These include:

     
  • fenamidone;
  • rotenone;
  • fluoxastrobin;
  • pyridane;
  • trifloxystrobin;
  • azoxystrobin;
  • pyraclostrobin;
  • fenpyroximate.
 

All these substances are actively used in the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, they can be found in some foods that are often used for food.

The next step in the research was to find out which pesticides are contained in certain products. The result of this study is the following:

     
  • azoxystable in large quantities was found in cilantro and greenery;
  • famoxadone was detected in leafy greens in general and on lettuce leaves in particular;
  • fluoxastrobin has been actively used in the cultivation of tomatoes and cherries;
  • Pyraclostrobin was found in large quantities in spinach leaves and even on an ordinary dandelion!
 

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Note: is the one that most often labels these products( particularly vegetables) as "ECO", "Without GMO" and "Organic", however, the harm from them, as it turned out, can be many timesMore than from products created with the use of genetic engineering technology.

Scientists recognize that very important studies have been carried out that will help to study more deeply the autism, Alzheimer's disease and many other neurological diseases.

Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapeutist of the highest qualification category

   
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