Are you protecting your Child from the Unseen Dangers of Pesticides
Pesticide use is at an all-time high with 70,000 different pesticides being used throughout North America. Pesticides are the only toxic substances released intentionally into our environment to kill living. They include substances that kill weeds (herbicides), Insects (insecticides), fungus (fungicides), rodents (rodenticides), and others. Pesticides can be found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Groups of people who are at the greatest risk are infants and children, those who are pregnant, people with health conditions and older adults.
Pesticides pose several risks to children. They cause physical symptoms, impair mental function, disrupt hormone function and increase the risk of developing cancer. Physical symptoms of pesticide exposure include respiratory problems and asthma, headaches, nausea, skin rashes, genetic damage linked to neurological disorders and impaired immune function. Mental symptoms include disorientation, attention problems and fatigue. Several types of cancers in children have been linked to pesticides including leukemia, brain cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. Hormone disruption is an especially insidious effect of pesticides. Learn More
A 1993 report by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that children are more susceptible than adults to the health effects from low-level exposures to pesticides over the long-term. Learn More
The potential price of non-organic fruits and vegetables is really quite high. Three Strikes and You Are OUT! For the first time ever, three articles appear in the same journal issue all linking prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides to persistent neurological problems as the children age. Learn More
ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2010) — Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother's womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn More
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