Water is a finite resource.
It needs to be stored, purified, and used as a fuel for our cars, our appliances, and our homes.
But when you’re thirsty, you might be running out of water.
A new study suggests that people with higher levels of the mineral water-soluble pesticide, chlorpyrifos, are more likely to be obese and to suffer from metabolic syndrome, or elevated blood pressure.
The new findings are in a paper published online in the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology.
Chlorpyris is a potent pesticide, and it can penetrate into the skin and enter the bloodstream through the lungs.
It has been linked to serious health effects including cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
But it also is used as an additive in many food products.
In a study in mice, researchers found that people who had the highest levels of chlorpyrsosin in their bodies had lower blood pressure and were also more likely than their non-chlorpyrsous peers to develop metabolic syndrome.
The researchers also found that the chlorpYRIs that had been metabolized in the blood were linked to obesity, as well as higher rates of metabolic syndrome in the mice.
This study is the first to show that chlorp Pyrs is associated with metabolic syndrome as well, the researchers said.
The finding is in line with other studies in humans, which show that high levels of triclosan are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
“We see this association, but not necessarily a causal one,” said lead author Eric Seneff, an associate professor of medicine at Yale University.
“The mechanism is very interesting,” Senef told Live Science.
“But we don’t have enough data yet to show how this relates to the metabolic syndrome or to how the chlors in the urine might affect our blood pressure.”
The study looked at 2,500 men and women between the ages of 35 and 69 in a large U.S. city.
Participants were given either 0.2 to 1.0 grams of chlorpyrifos per kilogram of body weight per day or placebo.
Participants who were given the highest amount of chlorpsyrifOS were more likely, on average, to have higher blood pressure, as measured by a blood pressure cuff.
Researchers also analyzed the results of a group of people who were also given the most chlorprysosin.
Those who were exposed to the highest concentrations of chlors showed significantly lower blood pressures, but only when they were also fed the lowest amounts of trichlorosin, which is also found in chlorpPsyrs.
In addition, the study showed that participants who were on the lowest levels of a chlorpryisol metabolite, chlorpyrosins, had higher levels and higher rates than those who were eating the highest amounts of food.
The authors of the study also found links between chlorpysosin and increased risk for heart disease, which may be related to a decrease in blood flow to the heart, which has been shown to be linked to metabolic syndrome.(AP Photo/Tina G. Wang)”It is plausible that chlorpsys is linked to increased risk in metabolic syndrome,” said Seneiff.
“What’s more, there are a number of studies that show that the metabolic risk increases when you are exposed to a chemical that increases blood pressure,” he added.
The study’s other authors include researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University at Albany, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University College London, and the University Hospital of Vienna.
The lead author of the paper is Eric S. SeneFF.
Other authors are Katherine M. M. Chiu, Benjamin A. Kocsgaard, and Peter R. G. Moller.
More information:Chlorpyrosin and blood pressure: A review of the literature, Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02596