Pesticides that are toxic to mitochondria (known as “mitotoxic”) act by blocking cellular respiration. This property, used to eliminate certain fungi, mites or worms, makes them potentially toxic for all living beings, including humans.
Holimitox proposes an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of the main mitotoxic pesticides. This network involves sixteen laboratories and deals with public health, biodiversity and environmental issues. It examines the problem of the use of these pesticides in an integrative way (EcoHealth approach).