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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Toxicité des pesticides pour la santé humaine : vue d’ensemble Volume 16, issue 4, July-August 2017


This news is based on the following article: Mostafalou S, Abdollahi M. Pesticides: an update of human exposure and toxicity. Arch Toxicol 2017; 91: 549-99. doi: 10.1007/s00204-016-1849-x


This article provides an overview of the fields of investigation into the toxic effect of pesticides on humans. The vast number of studies reviewed and the positive associations they report indicate carcinogenicity as the main risk factor, with many indications of neurotoxic effects also present.