This documentary, The Silent Fields is focused on environmental pollution as it affects the people in Punjab, India.
Pesticides, Arsenic and other toxins
Through testing blood or urine, the individual systemic toxic exposure can be monitored quantitatively. Human Biomonitoring of organic toxic substances and their metabolites is used to determine the degree of acute and past exposures.
To assess past exposures, we take into account the half-life of toxic substances. Those with a long half-life such as certain pesticides or the polychlorinated biphenoles can be detected years after exposure.
We test insecticides, bactericides, wood preservatives and chemical solvents.
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Pesticide levels linked to type 2 Diabetes
A number of studies have found a connection between diabetes risk and exposure to older pesticides known as organochlorines, PCBs and other chemicals that fall into the category of "persistent organic pollutants". People with relatively high levels of certain pesticides in their blood may have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes -- particularly if they are overweight, a new study suggests.
The study, reported in the journal Diabetes Care, is not the first to link chemical pollutants to diabetes View here
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