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Dichlorvos toxicity: A public health perspective

Authors
  • Okoroiwu, Henshaw Uchechi
  • Iwara, Iwara Arikpo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interdisciplinary Toxicology
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2018
Volume
11
Issue
2
Pages
129–137
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/intox-2018-0009
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Pesticides are used in agriculture and in domestic pest control. Dichlorvos, an organophosphate, is a predominant pesticide used in domestic insect control in developing countries. Acute and prolonged exposure may lead to death, genotoxic, neurological, reproductive, carcinogenic, immunological, hepatic, renal, respiratory, metabolic, dermal and other systemic effects. Its toxicity is due to the ability of the compound to inhibit acetyl cholinesterase at cholinergic junction of the nervous system. This study is a review of the toxicological effects of dichlorvos in a public health perspective.

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