Another pesticide link to bad health


Pesticide exposure linked to attention disorders
Researchers have found that children whose mothers were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while pregnant were more likely to have attention problems as they grew up. The pesticides are used on fruit on vegetables. “It’s known that food is a significant source of pesticide exposure among the general population” said Professor Brenda Eskenazi, co-author of the research. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds to evidence that some pesticides can affect the human brain.
The Daily Telegraph (20 August, p.14)

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