Rabu, 15 April 2009

"Cili Racun"

Dear all

Food Alert News
14 April 2009

Dichlorvos & Triazophos detected in chillies from India for your info and action.

Dichlorvos & Triazophos  and its health effect

Dichlorvos is a highly volatile organophosphate and highly soluble in water, widely used as a fumigant to control household pests, in public health and protecting stored product from insects. Dichlorvos affect  human when breathed in and quickly enters the body by passing through the skin. For acute health effect, exposure to dichlorvos can cause rapid, fatal organophosphate poisoning with headaches, sweating, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, muscle twitching and death. For chronic health effects, dichlorvos can cause mutations (genetic changes). High and repeated exposure may damage the nerves, causing weakness, pins and needles and poor coordination in arms and legs, personality changes, anxiety or irritability. 

Triazophos is an organophosphate insecticide. It affects the brain and peripheral nerves through the effect of anticholinesterase.

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