Organic Consumers Association
November 2020

While we are worrying about our children’s health during the pandemic, let's not forget about the pesticide epidemic which has been harming kids' health for decades.
The insecticide chlorpyrifos was introduced by the Dow Chemical Company in 1965 and has been used widely in agriculture ever since.
It’s toxic to all of us, but pregnant women and their babies are particularly at risk. Prenatal exposures are linked to lower birth weight, reduced IQ, the loss of working memory, attention disorders and delayed motor development.
As of January 2020 the European Food Safety Authority banned sales of this chemical concluding that there is no safe exposure level.

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