Contact with a sprayed plant or "weed" can have an effect upon local wildlife, most notably insects. 2002 Jan;60 Suppl 1:628-34. As discussed earlier, pesticide poisoning can manifest itself within the body from two different types of exposures. Through the process of bioaccumulation (lower amounts in the environment get magnified sequentially up the food chain), large amounts of organochlorines can accumulate in top species like humans. In a comprehensive study released Wednesday, scientists report that pesticide poisonings on farms around the world have risen dramatically since the last global assessment 30 years ago. Repercussions of the use of stronger pesticides on vegetation has a negative result on the surrounding environment, but also would contribute to consumers' long-term low-level exposure. If one is regularly using carbamate and organophosphate pesticides, it is important to obtain a baseline cholinesterase test. Acts and legal provisions. [25] A study found the risk of acute pesticide poisoning was reduced by 55% in farmers who adopted extra personal protective measures and were educated about both protective equipment and pesticide exposure risk. While 18 farmers have died and 800 others have been admitted to hospitals across Akola, Yavatmal, Buldhana, Amravati, Nagpur and Bhandara districts, it has now come to light that most of these deaths were preventable. An obvious side effect of using a chemical meant to kill is that one is likely to kill more than just the desired organism. Do not vomit if the label says not to. Cotton has been grown in Yavatmal for over 100 years and the cotton acreage keeps fluctuating, but it is the mainstay of the local economy. Also one of the most common causes of occupational poisoning in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. C. Colosio, A. Moretto, in International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2008. HealthWiki > A Community Guide to Environmental Health > Chapter 14: Pesticides Are Poison > Treatment for Pesticide Poisoning, This content is from pages 256 to 260 of A Community Guide to Environmental Health. Zum Beispiel auf S. 17 unter 3.4: