16 May '11, 12pm

pesticides

From the Fields to Inner City, Pesticides Affect Children’s IQ Scientists studying the effects of prenatal exposure to pesticides on the cognitive abilities of children have come to a troubling conclusion: Whether pregnant mothers are exposed to organophosphate pesticides in California fields or New York apartments, the chemicals appear to impair their children’s mental abilities. by elizabeth grossman New York City’s low-income neighborhoods and California’s Salinas Valley, where 80 percent of the United States’ lettuce is grown, could hardly be more different. But scientists have discovered that children growing up in these communities — one characterized by the rattle of subway trains, the other by acres of produce and vast sunny skies — share a pre-natal exposure to pesticides that appears to be affecting their ability to learn and succeed in school. Three studies unde...

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Do We Treat Our Pets Like Our Children?

care2.com 21 May '11, 12am

My animals are my children, of course. I have stepped in front of poisonous snakes for my dogs, just as I would for my kid...