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    Default Pesticide Exposure in Womb Affects I.Q.

    By TARA PARKER-POPE
    April 21, 2011

    Babies exposed to high levels of common pesticides in the womb have lower I.Q. scores than their peers by the time they reach school age, according to three new studies.
    The research, based on data collected in New York and California from about 1,000 pregnant women and their babies, is certain to set off a new debate about the benefits of organic produce and the risks of chemicals found in the food supply and consumer products. The pesticides, called organophosphates, are commonly sprayed on food crops and are often used to control cockroaches and other pests in city apartments.

    Read more: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/0...b-affects-i-q/

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    Default Re: Pesticide Exposure in Womb Affects I.Q.

    Seeing a report like this in the NYT was a step forward-I really hope this research does get organophosphates banned.

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    Default Re: Pesticide Exposure in Womb Affects I.Q.

    I heard it on NPR news last night and did a search. Every news source and health site is covering it; I had my choice. That's a good thing!

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