New research on the interactive effect of pesticides.


Interactive Effects of Fumigants

 Despite the fact that we are all exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of chemicals, chemical compounds are largely assessed and regulated individually. Increasingly, there is evidence that exposure to multiple chemicals, even low level exposure to those considered benign, could lead to human health effects. 

In this report, Exposure and Interaction: The Potential Health Impacts of Using Multiple Pesticides, the Sustainable Technology & Policy Program (STPP) at UCLA explores this issue through a case study of three commonly used pesticides in California, chloropicrin, 1,3-dichloropropene (Telone®), and metam sodium.