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Pesticide exposure linked to irregular blood test results and kidney malfunction

Oct 30, 2017

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A recent study published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research has found exposure to pesticides leads to irregular blood test results and kidney malfunction in men. The study compared results from a variety of blood tests and kidney function between male agricultural workers (average age 37) and males who had not been exposed to pesticides. They found that the exposed group had significantly fewer red blood cells and greater mean corpuscular volume. There were also significantly higher levels of urea and creatinine in the exposed groups, signifying kidney malfunction. “In conclusion, exposure to pesticides produces a variety of hematological parameter disorders as well as kidney malfunction in human,” the researchers reported.

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