There’s a lot of literature out there around the use of pesticides and how they can do serious damage to things they touch, especially plants or items you ingest. But did you know they can have serious health effects on you when used indoors, in non-ventilated environments? Before you use pesticides in your home to tackle a bug problem, know all the possible consequences you and your family could face when it comes to your health.
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The first thought many people have when it comes to pesticides is breathing in the fumes and worrying about their lungs, but it can do a lot more damage than that in a lot of other places in the body. The way your body responds to and stores pesticide particles is complicated and potentially very dangerous for your health both short term and long term. You need to be aware of pesticide use in your home and other places in your home that you may come into contact with the chemicals.
Below is some important information about pesticides and the dangers they could pose for you in your home so that you can think about the air quality in your home.
Long Term Poisoning
Pesticides don’t move through your system slow and leave with little consequence behind them. Pesticide particles get stored in the colon where they sit for a long time and slowly poison the body. The easiest way they get to the colon is when you eat foods that have been exposed to pesticides either as part of the farming process or because you sprayed pesticides in your home and they attached to nearby surfaces of food.
The long-term effects of pesticide ingestion are many. Pesticides have been linked to various forms of cancer developing later in life, to Alzheimer’s Disease, complications with ADHD, and even birth defects in infants exposed to pesticides prior to birth thanks to what the mother was eating. They can be harmful to the nervous system, the reproductive system, and the endocrine system.
How to Avoid
Make sure your fruit is organic. Produce that is certified organic is exposed to far less pesticides than non-organic foods which could be subject to as many as 30 different pesticides. Don’t use pesticides in your home unless the room is heavily ventilated and don’t use them in the kitchen or anywhere they might come into contact with foods or other items you may ingest. Don’t use them period if you have small children and be wary of your pets.
What are the most dangerous pesticides?
Among the most toxic pesticides is Roundup. Multiple studies have found it to be incredibly toxic and the company has been the subject f a class action law suit.
What counts as a pesticide?
Anything used to kill pests is a pesticide. Most people think only of insecticides but fungicides, rodenticides, and disinfectants all fall under this category and can potentially be harmful depending on their ingredients.
Practicing safe home use of necessary pesticides includes keeping the air you breathe, safe and free of contaminants. This means proper ventilation and clean air ducts.
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