Trapping cidal spray constituents using blend masks in agricultural practices
Lavanyaa Murugan, Boda Sahithi Reddy, Bathini Kranthi, Dr. Dinesh D Khedkar, D Nandhini, Sasikumar M and Mullai VR
India ranks twelfth in the world for the use of pesticides. Exposure to pesticides causes tremendous health effects in people as well as in the environment. But the effect can be controlled when it is handled properly. The baseline survey was conducted to know the awareness status of the farmer, the hazardous effect faced, and the culprit spray responsible for mishaps. The various districts of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the Union territory, Puducherry were under the survey area.
The chi-square value (32.9938) suggests that there is a strong bearing between the awareness status of the farmer and the farmers undertaking safety measures. The toxicity information provided by the cide-seller is negatively correlated with farmers undertaking safety measures (r= -0.0382). There is no association was found between pre-incidence health issues and causalities (chi-square value= 151.9).
The five culprit sprays such as Methoxychlor, Profenofos, Glyphosate, Diafenthiuron and Imidacloprid were selected for further study. These chemicals were docked against the target proteins. The target protein can be blended on the mask to trap the culprit spray. This would prevent the entry of pesticides into the respiratory tract of farmers and thereby prevent the mishaps.
Lavanyaa Murugan, Boda Sahithi Reddy, Bathini Kranthi, Dr. Dinesh D Khedkar, D Nandhini, Sasikumar M and Mullai VR. Trapping cidal spray constituents using blend masks in agricultural practices. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):412-416. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2021.v10.i1Sg.13592