Our group has developed a skin gel to protect farmers from pesticide-induced lethality. Farmers get exposed to toxic pesticides while spraying in the field. Dermal and inhalation are major routes of exposure. Acute exposure leads to huge toxicity and lethality. We have developed one technology to prevent pesticide exposure. A topical skin gel which can chemically deactivate toxic pesticides upon contact. This work has been published in Science Advance journal, and widely received applaud worldwide.
“Prevention of pesticide-induced neuronal dysfunction and mortality with nucleophilic poly-Oxime topical gel” Sci. Adv. 2018, 4, eaau1780. Link
* This technology has been named 1st in the top 15 breakthrough technologies developed in 2018 in India.
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A short summary of the technology
An interview with Praveen Vemula by Pallava Bagla, NDTV, 27 Dec 2018
Rajya Sabha TV Science Monitor English
Rajya Sabha TV Gyan Vigyan Hindi
Science: Podcast with Praveen Vemula by Meagan Cantwell
Science: Mutant cells in the esophagus, and protecting farmers from dangerous pesticide exposure by Meagan Cantwell (Podcast with Praveen Vemula, from 12.30 mins) 18 Oct 2018