Human Exposure To Pesticides

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C. O. Ogah


Pesticides have become a major group of environmental contaminants because of their widespread use in agriculture and public health. Misuse/abuse of these agents may lead to high human exposure to the chemicals with potential health hazards. In this review, the various sources of human exposure to pesticides are examined, potential health hazards are highlighted and ways of assessing extent of human exposure are presented. Recommendations are made for reducing environmental load of pesticides and minimizing human exposure.

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Ogah, C. O. (2007). Human Exposure To Pesticides. The Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy, 40(1). Retrieved from
Author Biography

C. O. Ogah, Department Of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty Of Pharmacy, University Of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.