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Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Linked to Pesticide Exposure
Diabetes during pregnancy has been linked to pesticide exposure, according to a March 2007 study.
Childhood Lukemia Linked to Insecticide Use
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children. In a recent study, French scientists found that children with acute leukemia were more likely to have been exposed to household pesticides.
Oregon Study Finds Pesticides in River and Drinking Water
A recent U.S. Geological Survey study reported that some pesticides discovered in Oregon's lower Clackamas River have made their way into municipal drinking water.
Atrazine and Frogs
Atrazine, the number two agricultural herbicide in America, may be a major player in the decline of the northern leopard frog, according to research recently published in the journal Nature.
Brain Cancer Linked to Pesticide Exposure
In the Bordeaux area of France, where vineyards dominate the agricultural landscape, researchers found that workers who were highly exposed to pesticides had an increased risk of brain cancer. Gliomas – one kind of brain tumor – were particularly associated with those who applied pesticides.