Poster or Presentation Title

The Adverse Health Effects of Organophosphate Pesticides on Children in Rural Areas

Presenter Information

Jordan Webb-RussellFollow

Location

Schewel 208

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 3:15 PM

Department

Public Health

Abstract

Abstract

Organophosphates are among the most frequently used pesticides and research has shown links from exposure to adverse health effects in children. As a result of early exposure to these pesticides, children face higher risks for disease, including negative neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral effects. Although studies support the link to harmful health outcomes, there is controversy and debate about the subsequent health effects. In rural areas, children are more likely to be exposed to organophosphates, which leads to an increase in potential adverse health effects. A literature review was conducted to explore the health effects of organophosphate pesticides on children living in rural areas. Databases included LC OneSearch, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Keywords were pesticides, organophosphate pesticides, children, rural communities, and agriculture. It was concluded that more rigorous research is needed. The issue that many studies are contradictory of each other allows for readers and professionals trying to become educated, to be misled. Recommendations for future research and prevention strategies will be discussed in an effort to limit men, women, and especially children from being exposed to organophosphates.

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Hall

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Apr 4th, 3:15 PM

The Adverse Health Effects of Organophosphate Pesticides on Children in Rural Areas

Schewel 208

Abstract

Organophosphates are among the most frequently used pesticides and research has shown links from exposure to adverse health effects in children. As a result of early exposure to these pesticides, children face higher risks for disease, including negative neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral effects. Although studies support the link to harmful health outcomes, there is controversy and debate about the subsequent health effects. In rural areas, children are more likely to be exposed to organophosphates, which leads to an increase in potential adverse health effects. A literature review was conducted to explore the health effects of organophosphate pesticides on children living in rural areas. Databases included LC OneSearch, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Keywords were pesticides, organophosphate pesticides, children, rural communities, and agriculture. It was concluded that more rigorous research is needed. The issue that many studies are contradictory of each other allows for readers and professionals trying to become educated, to be misled. Recommendations for future research and prevention strategies will be discussed in an effort to limit men, women, and especially children from being exposed to organophosphates.