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About 20% of Indian food products contain pesticide residues above tolerance level compared to only 2% globally.

Studies show that pesticides can cause health problems, such as birth defects, nerve damage, kidney damage, cancer and other effects that might occur over a long period of time. Undermentioned are few known health impacts of pesticide.

Pesticides Health Impact
D.D.T Chronic liver damage cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, endocrine and reproductive disorders, immuno suppression, cytogenic effects, breast cancer, non hodkins lymphoma, polyneuritis.
ENDOSULFAN Effects kidneys, developing foetus, and liver Immuno-suppression, decrease in the quality of semen, increase in testicular and prostate cancer, increase in defects in male sex organs & increased incidence of breast cancer. It is also mutagenic.
ALDERIN Lung cancer, liver diseases.
DIELDRIN Liver diseases, Parkinson's & Alzheimer's diseases.
HEPTACHLOR Reproductive disorders, blood dyscariasis.
CHLORDANE Reproductive disorders, blood dyscariasis, brain cancer, non Hodkins lymphoma.
LINDANE Chronic liver damage-cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, endocrine and reproductive disorders, allergic dermatitis, breast cancer, Non hodkins lymphoma, polyneuritis
FENITROTHION Human epidemiological evidence indicates fenitrothion causes eye effects such as retinal degeneration and myopia. Chronic exposure to can cause frontal lobe impairment. Organo-phosphates are suspected of causing neurologic deficits
FENTHION Fenthion may be mutagenic: causing genetic aberrations. It may be a carcinogen.
PARATHION Parathion is a possible carcinogen
PROFENOFOS Cholinesterase inhibition and the associated neurological and neuromuscular effects.
PHORATE Cholinesterase inhibition and the associated neurological and neuromuscular effects.
MALATHION Malathion and its oxygen analog malaoxon are both quite carcinogenic and have been linked with increased incidence of leukemia in mammals. Chronic health effects include: suspected mutagen and teratogen, delayed neurotoxin, allergic reactions, behavioral effects, ulcers, eye damage, abnormal brain waves and immuno-suppression
MONOCROTOPHOS Monocrotophos has also been shown to cause delayed neuropathy.
DIMETHOATE Dimethoate might have carcinogenicity, birth defects, reproductive toxicity and mutagenic effects
ETHION Impaired memory and concentration, disorientation, severe depression, irritability, confusion, headache, speech difficulties, delayed reaction times, nightmares, sleepwalking, and drowsiness or insomnia. An influenza-like condition with headache, nausea, weakness, loss of appetite & malaise.
ACEPHATE It is a possible human carcinogen and evidence of mutagenic effects and reproductive toxicity.
CHLORPYRIPHOS It has chronic neuro behavioral effects like persistent headaches, blurred vision, unusual fatigue or muscle weakness, and problems with mental function including memory, concentration, depression, and irritability.
FENVALERATE Reduction in weight
PERMETHRIN Health risks found include genetic damage - cancer potential - neurotoxic dangers to unborn children and harm to marine life
CYPERMETHRIN Cypermethrin is a possible human carcinogen.
DELTAMETHRIN Potential endocrine disrupter
CARBARYL Carbaryl may cause mutations (genetic changes) in living cells. It is a possible teratogen & may damage the kidneys and nervous systems. Within the stomach produces N-nitrocarbaryl, a well known carcinogen, non-hodkins Lymphoma, brain cancer.
CARBOFURAN Carbofuran causes cholinesterase inhibition in both humans and animals, affecting nervous system function.
ALDICARB Aldicarb is a cholinesterase inhibitor and so can result in a variety of symptoms including weakness, blurred vision, headache, nausea, tearing, sweating, and tremors.
BUTACHLOR Weight loss, weight changes in internal organs, reduced brain size together with lesions.
PARAQUAT Parkinson's & Alzheimer's diseases.
SIMAZIE&ATRAZINE Cancer of testes.
ISOPROTURON Isoproturon appears to be a tumour promoter rather than a complete carcinogen
TRIFLURALIN Prolonged or repeated skin contact with trifluralin may cause allergic dermatitis . Other effects include decreased red blood cell counts and increases in methemoglobin, total serum lipids, triglycerides & cholesterol. It has been shown to cause liver and kidney damage in other studies of chronic oral exposure in animals .
MANCOZEB Ethylenethiourea (ETU) in the course of mancozeb metabolism and production has the potential to cause goiter, a condition in which the thyroid gland is enlarged, this metabolite has produced birth defects and cancer in experimental animals.
CAPTAN Captan is a possible carcinogen and mutagen
CAPTAFOL Captafol has oncogenic potential (potential to cause cancer).
CARBENDAZIM It disrupts the production of sperm and damages testicular development in adult rats. Carbendazim is also a teratogen ­ damaging development of mammals in the womb.

Starting from today, your family shall eat healthy.