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How does pesticide food poisoning affect the body?

The effects of pesticide food poisoning on the body depend on the type of exposure and the type of pesticide. If you have had acute or sudden exposure to the pesticide, your symptoms will be swift and severe. If you have had chronic exposure or repeated small ingestions of the pesticide, your symptoms will be gradual but serious, resulting in cancer, birth defects, and system failures. Insecticides and herbicides are most commonly associated with pesticide food poisoning and affect your enzyme levels, kidneys, and liver.

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