Toxicological Effects of Organophosphates Pesticides
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages: 218-220
Received: Jul. 9, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 27, 2015; Published: Aug. 5, 2015
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Mohamed A. Ghorab, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, Central Laboratories Unit (CLU), Alexandria, Egypt
Mohamed S. Khalil, Agriculture Research Center (ARC), Central Agricultural Pesticides Laboratory (CAPL), El-Sabaheya, Alexandria, Egypt
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Abstract
For many years organophosphate pesticides considered the main option for a lot of people in many countries to manage different pests. It's more than 70 years now and OPs still use with certain purposes in gardens, fields and greenhouses as crop protection agents, or even at houses as public health agents. Thus, year after year and with the repeating usage of organophosphate agents many problems were appeared as a result to excessive use of pesticides. The adverse effects of pesticides usage represented in the effects on human health, environment, pesticides residue in crops and soil & water contaminated by these pesticides. Therefore, it was necessary to throw a light on the risks that generated by irresponsible usage of organophosphate pesticides.
Keywords
Organophosphate Pesticides, Pesticide Toxicology, Human Health, Environment
To cite this article
Mohamed A. Ghorab, Mohamed S. Khalil, Toxicological Effects of Organophosphates Pesticides, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 218-220. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20150304.13
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