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Study Demonstrates Link Between Prenatal Pesticide Exposure and Children’s Health

by aseligmann — last modified Jun 30, 2010 07:36 PM

A study was conducted in a Northern Ecuadorian public school of 87 children aged 6-8. The children with mothers that had worked in floriculture green houses were exposed to pesticides while they were pregnant showed consistent delayed motor speeds and coordination according to test results.

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A study was conducted in a Northern Ecuadorian public school of 87 children aged 6-8. The children with mothers that had worked in floriculture green houses were exposed to pesticides while they were pregnant showed consistent delayed motor speeds and coordination according to test results. The results also showed a connection between pesticide exposure and neurobehavioral deficits and increased blood pressure in the children.The children were also tested through urine samples for current levels of pesticide exposure. If you'd like to find out more about this study, here's the link.