Exposure to Agrochemicals and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review
AbstractIntroduction: In the agricultural world there is a continuous loss of food, fiber and other commodities due to pests, disease and weeds before harvesting time. These losses had create lots of financial burden to the farm owners that might lead to shutting down of their daily business. Worldwide, there is an overall very high loss of agricultural products due to weeds growth alone. To counteract this problem most farmers resort to the use of agrochemicals to increase their production but compromising the health of their farmworkers. The purpose of the study will be to assess the relationship between the agrochemical particles and cardiovascular diseases among farmworkers. Method: Non-systematic review was used to collect data. The following database were use: Medline, EBSCO, and Science Direct to search for the existing journal articles. Results: This study addresses the relationship between agrochemicals particles and cardiovascular diseases in the farming industries using literature review. Discussion: Other researchers had already done an extensive research on the pathway of potential mechanisms linking the ultrafine particulate matter to cardiovascular diseases. The outcomes of those investigations were the clinical results of events that might lead to the development of myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure (CHF), stroke, arrhythmia and sudden death. Xenobiotic compounds that maybe implicated in the pathophysiology of human cardiovascular diseases, will be examined and included in this study. There is compelling evidence suggesting that toxic free radicals of pesticides play an important role in human health. Conclusion: There is a close relationship between agrochemicals particle and cardiovascular diseases. View Full-Text
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Sekhotha, M.M.; Monyeki, K.D.; Sibuyi, M.E. Exposure to Agrochemicals and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 229.
Sekhotha MM, Monyeki KD, Sibuyi ME. Exposure to Agrochemicals and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(2):229.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sekhotha, Matome M.; Monyeki, Kotsedi D.; Sibuyi, Masezi E. 2016. "Exposure to Agrochemicals and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 2: 229.
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