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Those of us, like myself, who have been injured by exposures to pesticides or other toxic chemicals usually find ourselves in much confusion.....similar to a "maze".
Often we feel that we cannot find our way out of the maze because we lack adequate information about our acquired illness. Too often we also lack the functional abilities to effectively help ourselves caused by our chemical injuries.
When we desperately need help the most from our family and friends, we are too often deserted and find ourselves alone.
If you know someone who is chemically ill, offer your hand in help. If you are chemically ill yourself, reach out for help in a support group. You do not have to be alone!
Pesticide poisoning is a common under-diagnosed illness in America today. Despite recommendations by the Institute of Medicine and others urging the integration of environmental medicine into medical education, health care providers generally receive a very limited amount of training in occupational and environmental health, and in pesticide-related illnesses, in particular.
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US EPA Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings 5th Edition (1999)
Physician's Guide To Pesticide Poisoning
Pesticide Training and Health Care Providers Initiatives
Pesticide Initiative: Basic Training for Health Care Providers
Defining Chemical Injury
In Case of Pesticide Poisoning - EPA Some symptoms of pesticide poisoning can be mistaken for symptoms of other illnesses, such as the flu. When pesticide handlers become ill from working with organophosphate or carbamate insecticides in warm and hot environments, it is sometimes hard to tell whether the person is suffering from heat exhaustion or pesticide poisoning.
ATSDR - Using the Exposure History Form, Taking An Exposure History Case Study
Pesticide Poisoning Diagnostic Tool
Signs, symptoms & EMS management of nerve-agent poisoning
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Researching Health Effects of Pesticides on the Web can be a daunting task. There are almost 900 pesticides registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and these are formulated into over 20,000 products. Most pesticide ingredients have unfamiliar-sounding chemical names and these names come in many different variations.
EWG's BodyBurden Scientists have been studying pollutants in air, water and on land for decades. Now they're studying pollution in people, and the findings are troubling.
CDC's National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Researching Effects of Chemicals and Pesticides Upon Health
Toxicity, Organophosphate and Carbamate
Cholinesterase Inhibition: one of the many important enzymes needed for the proper functioning of the nervous system
Organophosphorus Ester-Induced Chronic Neurotoxicity
Toxic effects on skin
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Tiny Air Pollutants Linked to Heart Attacks
PCBs, Fungicide Open Brain Cells to Parkinson's Assault
Study of insecticide neurotoxicity yields clues to onset of Parkinson's Disease
Use of Insecticides Linked to Lasting Neurological Problems for Farmers
Chemical Exposure - Collaborative Pain Research Unit - Organophosphate Chemical Information
Pollutants link to diabetes risk
Conflicts of Interest in Medicine - Why Studies Are Not All That They Are Cracked Up to Be The cornerstone of public trust in medical research is the integrity of academic institutions and the expectation that universities, which rely on public funding, have a responsibility to serve the public good.
Many of us are already aware of the problem and its seriousness. But that's not the case with the majority of Americans. Research shows that most believe they're being quite adequately protected from chemical hazards by industry and government alike. That's hardly the case.
The Chemical Papers: Secrets of the Chemical Industry Exposed
Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report
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EWG's Chemical Industry Archives
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Making Good Decisions Risk assessment is one way of making decisions, but it is not the only way, and it is not the best way. Furthermore, risk assessment as usually practiced is unethical.
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