How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Is Parkinson And Pesticides Closely Related?

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In a recent study conducted to study the cause of Parkinson it was concluded that exposure to certain organochlorine insecticide causes Parkinson disease. In another study conducted by the French researchers it was found that farm workers who were exposed to pesticides were most likely to develop Parkinson disease. The risk of contracting this disease increased with the higher duration of exposure to insecticides. However, the study did not examine lower level exposure from the same or similar pesticides in the home causes a spike in risks as well.

Dependence on organochlorines has been known to be a problem for at least four decades as this insecticide includes the infamous DDT and chlordane. The US government has banned both these chemicals but they are still found in 42% and 74 % in the US kitchen respectively.

There are many other organochlorine pesticides that remain in uses viz.

  1. Dicofol- this pesticide is generally used on fruits and cotton crops. Studies have found the highest concentration of Dicofol pesticide residue on sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, raisins, and grapes etc. there are nearly 20 substances in all that have tested positive.
  2. Endosulfan- this pesticide has been banned in many countries but is still in use in US farms for the growth of apple, cotton, potato and tomato crops despite various campaigns organized by health and environment groups explaining the disadvantages that these pesticides have on the heath of the human beings. This pesticide residue has been found in high concentrations on cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, apples, peaches, lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries. There are many other food substances which have tested positive for Endosulfan.
  3. Heptachlor- this pesticide which is used to kill fire ants also has adverse effects on the human body.
  4. Pentachlorophenol- this pesticide is generally used to treat utility poles and other pest resistant woods are also compounds of organochlorine.
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