“Pesticide use led to increase in vascular diseases”

NAGPUR: Excessive use of pesticides has led to increase in vascular diseases and other health hazards. Although science has not been able to prove it, researchers said farmers have observed this phenomenon, said Dr Ulhas Jajoo, director professor at the department of medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, on Sunday.
In his keynote address on ‘Chemical pesticides and related health issues’ delivered on the concluding day of ‘Beejotsav’ held at Mure Memorial Hospital, Jajoo gave examples of lifestyle followed a few decades ago where man was free of the vicious circle of pesticides and compared how the lifespan was gradually decreasing.