inStem’s skin gel may protect farmers from toxic pesticides

A team led by inStem researchers has developed a gel for topical application to prevent organophosphate-based pesticides from causing any adverse effects including death. The gel hydrolyses ester found in pesticides into acid thereby making the pesticides inactive and harmless. When applied on rat skin, protection lasted for four days at a stretch. Trials on … Continue reading inStem’s skin gel may protect farmers from toxic pesticides