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Pesticides

Published: 2017
SYNOPSIS

Combined exposure to heavy metals and pesticides can lead to more severe effects on human health compared to their individual effects.

TITLE

Synergistic effects of heavy metals and pesticides in living systems

Citation

Singh N, Gupta VK, Kumar A, Sharma B. Synergistic effects of heavy metals and pesticides in living systems. Frontiers in Chemistry. 2017;5:70.

 

Summary

Combined exposure to heavy metals and pesticides can lead to more severe effects on human health compared to their individual effects. This review reports that various combinations (pesticides combined with pesticides, pesticides combined with heavy metals, and heavy metals combined with heavy metals) all act synergistically and exhibit more toxicity than a single toxin alone. More work is needed to study the biotransformation of heavy metals and pesticides in combination and the mechanisms by which they affect toxicity.

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