Neurotoxicity of Pesticides

  title={Neurotoxicity of Pesticides},
  author={Matthew Keifer and Jordan A. Firestone},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  pages={17 - 25}
Summary Several pesticides such as organophosphates, carbamates and the organochlorine pesticides directly target nervous tissue as their mechanism of toxicity. In several others, such as the fumigants, the nervous system is affected by toxicological mechanisms that diffusely affect most or all tissues in the body. Both the central and peripheral nervous system are involved in the acute toxidromes of many pesticides resulting in acute short-term effects. There is strong human epidemiological… 

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