23 Apr '11, 2pm

Children Exposed to Pesticides Before Birth Likely to Have Lower IQ

Between 1999 and 2003, EPA put in place restrictions on the most toxic organophosphate pesticides on crops and in homes. In 2006 the Agency concluded those restrictions would be sufficient to protect children's health, but these studies show further restrictions over the use of organophosphates in agriculture may be necessary to protect kid's health. "For years, EPA used complex models to assure us that pesticide exposures were safe," said Environmental Working Group senior scientist Sonya Lunder. "These studies strongly suggest that kids remain at risk. The next time EPA and the pesticide industry tell you all is well with the food system, don't rush to believe them."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/children-exposed-...

Tweets

Children Exposed to Pesticides Before Birth Lik...

treehugger.com 23 Apr '11, 2pm

Between 1999 and 2003, EPA put in place restrictions on the most toxic organophosphate pesticides on crops and in homes. I...

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Diminished IQ

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Diminishe...

care2.com 24 Apr '11, 9am

In a 2010 meeting between the pesticide industry and the Obama Administration , the pesticide industry revealed its object...

Children with higher exposure to pesticides hav...

switchboard.nrdc.org 21 Apr '11, 10am

Scientists are usually too cautious to say they have "proven" anything. Instead, they use terms like "identified an associ...

Studies Link Low IQ to Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

organicconsumers.org 21 Apr '11, 6pm

High levels of pesticide exposure in pregnant women have been linked to lower IQs in their children, according to three se...

#Endosulfan Phase-out | Pesticides | US #EPA bu...

epa.gov 23 Apr '11, 10am

EPA is taking action to end the use of the pesticide endosulfan because it can pose unacceptable health risks to farmworke...

#EPA Action to Terminate #Endosulfan | Pesticid...

epa.gov 23 Apr '11, 6am

EPA requested public comment on the 2002 Endosulfan Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED). In response to the RED, the...

Which fruits and vegetables absorb the most pesticides?

Which fruits and vegetables absorb the most pes...

onearth.org 27 Apr '11, 1pm

Washing produce thoroughly will get rid of dirt and contaminants, but government studies of pesticides used on fruits and ...