The grant will be used to support research that investigates new chemical and imaging technologies to understand how poisonous organophosphates
enter the brain and how antidotes and therapeutics can be used to reduce neurotoxic effects to organophosphate
Because of inconclusive data regarding both the long-term effects of organophosphate
exposure and the relative dose amounts necessary to cause harm, (50) regulating the registration, distribution, and application of these chemicals is difficult at best.
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate
pesticide that is characterized as a strong toxin.
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The police said they believe organophosphates
may have been mixed into the dumplings during either production or packaging and they will investigate the food poisoning as possible attempted murder.
The reduced pseudocholinesterase concentration of 545 U/l (normal range 3 000-9 300 U/l) confirmed the clinical diagnosis of organophosphate
Additionally, samples from 3 patients with serious organophosphate
poisoning (parathion, patients 11 and 13; methyloxydemeton, patient 12) were included.
PUBLICATION of a survey of sheep dippers who believe their health has suffered due to being exposed to organophosphates
has been further delayed.
Diazinon is an older chemical in the organophosphate
group that can affect the nervous system, said David Deegan, EPA spokesman.
Residues over legal limits included organophosphates
and pesticides with very strong evidence of being able to disrupt the hormone system:
They looked especially for pyrethroids and organophosphates
because of their widespread use throughout the 7,000-square-mile (18,200 square kilometers) cotton-producing area.
The project, which involves nine other partners, will create an instrument, which uses biosensor technology and rapid extraction techniques to detect quickly and effectively the presence of organophosphate
residues on raw produce before it is accepted for processing.