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Effects of diesel exhaust, heavy metals and pesticides on various organ systems: possible mechanisms and strategies for prevention and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20929054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Environmental pollutants have a significant impact on the ecosystem and disrupt balance between environment, human and non-human components that result in deleterious effects to all forms of life. Identifying environmental factors for potential imbalance are extremely crucial for devising strategies for combating such toxic dysregulation. Automobile exhaust (in air), heavy metals (in food and water) and pesticides (in air, food, soil and water) are the most common environmental pollutants and their short and long-term exposures can cause hazardous effects in humans leading to systemic disorders involving lungs, kidney and immune systems. Mechanisms involved in genesis of such toxic effects have revealed complex, interactive pathways. Strategies for the protection of homeostasis and health, viz., general preventive measures, nutritional supplements and herbal agents have been described, to counter these pollutants induced damaging effects on various body systems.
Kavita Gulati; Basudeb Banerjee; Shyam Bala Lall; Arunabha Ray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of experimental biology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0019-5189     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0233411     Medline TA:  Indian J Exp Biol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi 110 007, India.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Pollutants / toxicity*
Metals, Heavy / toxicity*
Multiple Organ Failure / prevention & control*
Pesticides / toxicity*
Vehicle Emissions / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Pesticides; 0/Vehicle Emissions

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