Pesticides harmful to children, even at low levels thought to be safe

Impact of pesticides on developing brains

A series of studies on a wide range of chemicals have shown that even at levels previously thought to be safe, they can adversely impact children. Baby Faith by Cary and Kacey Jordan.

Bruce Lanphear, a public health physician and professor at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, said studies had shown that organophosphate pesticides (OPs) adversely affected children, particularly if exposure occurred during foetal development. This could be measured in terms of intellectual ability of children, behaviour, in particular ADHD, and criminal behaviour if exposure was to lead.

Read Pesticides at even low levels harmful to children: expert says,
thehindu, September 7, 2015.

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