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What is pesticide food poisoning?

Pesticide food poisoning occurs when someone eats produce that has been sprayed with a pesticide solution contaminated with harmful bacteria. If the pesticide is sprayed on crops, the bacteria can contaminate the plants. It can also be spread when your food comes into contact with great amounts of pesticides. When ingested, the bacteria can cause severe illness. Pesticide food poisoning is most common in undeveloped countries.

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How does pesticide food poisoning affect the body?
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The effects of pesticide food poisoning on the body depend on the type of exposure and the type of p...
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What increases my risk for pesticide food poisoning?
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Children are most at risk for pesticide food poisoning because of their undeveloped immune systems. ...
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Can pesticide food poisoning be prevented?
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It is often difficult to detect pesticides in a specific piece of food or produce and thus it is dif...
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What are the treatment options for pesticide food poisoning?
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If you suspect that you have pesticide food poisoning you should call a Poison Control Center right ...
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