Professor of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department of Medipol Mega University Hospital. Dr. Murat Elli warned families against pesticides in a statement he made on the occasion of the 25-31 May World Week for Children with Leukemia.
Prof. Dr. Stating that pesticides are one of the few toxic substances deliberately released into the environment to kill living organisms such as weeds, insects, fungi and rodents, “The use of pesticides dates back to ancient times. Records have been found of the preparation and use of insecticides against wasps. In the 19th century, inorganic pesticides were used against pests. Although the term pesticide is often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, it also applies to herbicides, fungicides and various other substances used to control pests ” he spoke.
“EVERYWHERE FROM THE CARPET TO THE REFRIGERATOR”
Noting that there are more than 9 thousand chemical pesticides today, Prof. Dr. Fifty continued as follows:
“The use of chemical and synthetic pesticides has been increasing rapidly all over the world since the 1940s, with the widespread of industrial agriculture, the desire to obtain more products to feed the increasing world population. Pesticides are also used in public health activities to control vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever in ornamental landscapes, parks, gardens, and unwanted plants such as grass and weeds. It is also used to prevent the growth of insects, insects, bacteria, fungi and algae in paper, cardboard and food packaging materials. “
DAMAGE TO HORMONES
Prof. Dr. Elli pointed out that due to all these widespread use, unintentional exposure to pesticides is extremely dangerous, and gave the following information:
INCREASES THE RISK OF LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA