Leite, S. B., Franco de Diana, D. M., Segovia Abreu, J. A., Avalos, D. S., Denis, M. A., Ovelar, C. C., Samaniego Royg, M. J., Thielmann Arbo, B. A., & Corvalan, R.; "DNA damage induced by exposure to pesticides in children of rural areas in Paraguay;" Indian Journal of Medical Research, 2019, 150(3), 290-296; DOI: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1497_17.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES:
Chronic exposure to pesticides can damage DNA and lead to cancer, diabetes, respiratory diseases and neurodegenerative and neurodevelopment disorders. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of DNA damage through the comet assay and micronucleus (MN) test in two groups of children, under 10 yr of age living in rural Paraguay and in relation to pesticide exposure.
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