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Talk about hitting a guy where it hurts!! Via @mothernaturenet Pesticides linked to prostate cancer risk:

Talk about hitting a guy where it hurts!! Via @mothernaturenet Pesticides linked to prostate cancer risk:

The researchers found that the men who lived near large industrial farms that sprayed methyl bromide had a 1.62-fold increased risk of prostate cancer compared to the men who were never exposed to this pesticide. Men who were exposed to organochlorine pesticides showed a 1.64 increase risk over men who were not exposed. Researchers found no associated increase in risk between the other commonly applied pesticides, including maned, paraquat and simazine and prostate cancer.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/protection-safety/blogs/pestici...

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