Organophosphates are chemical compounds that are commonly used as pesticides. Some organophosphates are toxic to humans. Organophosphates can be absorbed from the skin, respiratory tract or digestive system. Organophosphates may inhibit interleukin 2.
ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Organophosphates are possible triggers of ME/CFS.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 1996, Chronic fatigue syndrome as a delayed reaction to low dose organophosphate exposure
- 2000,  Neurological syndromes following organophosphate poisoning. - (Full text)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Enteroviral and Toxin Mediated Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Organ Pathologies
- John Richardson
- Pesticide exposure link to ME/CFS
- Multiple chemical sensitivity
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Casale, G. P.; Vennerstrom, J. L.; Bavari, S.; Wang, T. L. (Mar 1993). "Inhibition of interleukin 2 driven proliferation of mouse CTLL2 cells, by selected carbamate and organophosphate insecticides and congeners of carbaryl". Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology. 15 (2-3): 199–215. doi:10.3109/08923979309025994. ISSN 0892-3973. PMID 8349949.