Research Article

Major Pesticides Are More Toxic to Human Cells Than Their Declared Active Principles

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Differential cytotoxic effects between formulations of fungicides and their APs on HepG2, HEK293, and JEG3 human cell lines. The three described human cell lines were used in the culture conditions of Figure 1, and the results were almost identical. All formulations (solid line) are more cytotoxic than their APs (dotted line). Maronee is the most toxic compound tested from 1 ppm in JEG3. SEMs are shown in all instances ( ).