pesticide poisoning

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pesticide poisoning

Etymology: L, pestis, plague, caedere, to kill, potio, drink
a toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of a substance used for the eradication of pests. Kinds of pesticide poisoning include malathion poisoning and parathion poisoning. See also herbicide poisoning, rodenticide poisoning.

pesticide poisoning,

n a toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of a substance used for the eradication of insects, fungi, and other pests.


a poison used to destroy pests of any sort. See arsenical, carbamates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphorus compound, pyrethroids.

pesticide poisoning
pesticides are selective poisons chosen for use because of their relative safety for humans and animals. It is likely that they will poison these species if they are used in sufficient quantity or in special circumstances, for example when the water intake of the subject animals is limited.
pesticide resistance
continued use of a single agent, or a group of closely allied agents, can cause selective survival of insects with innate tolerance of the agent and lead to the development of a resistant population.
pesticide tissue residues
some pesticides have had to be withdrawn from use because of their persistence in the tissues of animals including humans. The passage of the agent in the milk of the animal is a comparable problem.
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Pesticide poisoning of birds is at a 12-year high, protected habitats are under threat and 165 incidents of badger baiting have been recorded in the past three years, Scottish Natural Heritage said.
If the local doctor is not knowledgeable about pesticide poisoning or is unavailable, call the nearest poison control center.
During testimony early in the inquest, Dr Ere Sheshiah said Woolmer died of pesticide poisoning and asphyxia, but several foreign experts concluded the late coach died from natural causes.

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