Fluoride Action Network


As part of our study on the toxic effects of deltamethrin and fluoride (F) on antioxidant parameters in rats, hematological effects of these chemicals were evaluated in the same animals. Deltamethrin and F produced a marked decrease in the hematological parameters including total erythrocyte count, hemoglobin, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, and total leukocyte count. Among alterations in the leukocytes, lymphopenia, neutrophilia, and eosinopenia were observed. Exposure of the rats to both deltamethrin and F together gave the greatest changes.

NOTE FROM FAN: Deltamethrin is a brominated pyrethroid insecticide. The specific foods that this pesticide is approved for in the U.S. are here.