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New study links autism to pesticide exposure during pregnancy

7/14/2014 - Researchers at the University of California in Davis have recently confirmed that pregnant mothers living in proximity to fields treated with pesticides are at a higher risk for having children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined three different varieties of widely-used insecticides:...

Eating organic foods reduces pesticide exposure by nearly 90% after just one week

5/6/2014 - Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29. Lead...

Pesticide exposure causes Parkinson's disease: Study

7/2/2013 - Fresh research on the neurological condition known as Parkinson's disease has affirmed what a number of prominent scientists have been saying for several years now: Mainly that pesticide exposure is a direct cause of this widespread degenerative health condition. And while there are admittedly many...

History shows polio caused by pesticide exposure, then was eradicated by decline in DDT use

6/25/2012 - One of the most common arguments people often use to defend vaccinations alleges that vaccines are responsible for eradicating epidemic diseases of the past such as polio and smallpox. But a recent investigative review put together by Jeffry John Aufderheide over at VacTruth.com explains not only why...

Pesticide exposure in expectant mothers causes lower IQ in newborns

9/19/2011 - (NaturalNews)Three separate studies recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives indicate prenatal pesticide exposure to fetuses negatively impact a child's learning ability. Their IQs tend to be lower. The greater the umbilical cord pesticide blood levels, the lower the child's...

Pesticide exposure causes attention problems in children

11/22/2010 - Children who are exposed to organophosphate pesticides in utero are significantly more likely to develop attention problems later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The researchers...

On-the-job pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease

10/9/2009 - According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders which are the result of the loss of brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. That's the critical key in the development of...

Pesticide Exposure Boosts Parkinson's Risk by 60 Percent

11/23/2008 - A new study has provided one of the strongest links yet between pesticide use and Parkinson's disease. A team of researchers from Duke University, Miami University and the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence has found that people who were exposed to pesticides were substantially...

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Lead to High Blood Pressure and a Decreased Neurological Ability to Copy Shapes In Childhood (press release)

8/29/2006 - Children in Ecuador whose mothers were exposed to pesticides while pregnant had increased blood pressure and diminished ability to copy geometric figures as compared to a control group, according to an epidemiological study in the March issue of Pediatrics. The results appear to be independent of current...

Low-dose pesticide exposure boosts Parkinson's risk by 70 percent

6/26/2006 - According to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Neurology, people who have been exposed to pesticides run a 70 percent higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease than people who aren't exposed to pesticides. The study -- comprised of roughly 143,000 men and women -- ran from 1982...

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