Neurotoxicity of pesticides: a brief review.

  title={Neurotoxicity of pesticides: a brief review.},
  author={Lucio Guido Costa and Gennaro Giordano and Marina Guizzetti and Annabella Vitalone},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Pesticides are substances widely used to control unwanted pests such as insects, weeds, fungi and rodents. Most pesticides are not highly selective, and are also toxic to nontarget species, including humans. A number of pesticides can cause neurotoxicity. Insecticides, which kill insects by targeting their nervous system, have neurotoxic effect in mammals as well. This family of chemicals comprises the organophosphates, the carbamates, the pyrethroids, the organochlorines, and other compounds… 

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