Tag Archives: Pesticide
Weight-loss surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into the bloodstream
Researchers at Johns Hopkins found evidence of rises in the bloodstream levels of toxicants known to be stored long term in fat, including PCBs & organochlorine pesticides.
Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study
Findings suggest that an offspring’s risk of autism spectrum disorder increases following prenatal exposure to ambient pesticides within 2000 m of their mother’s residence during pregnancy, compared with offspring of women from the same agricultural region without such exposure. Infant exposure could further increase risks for autism spectrum disorder with comorbid intellectual disability.
Industry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study Shows
“Epidemiology studies have shown that chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxin that can lead to neurodevelopmental issues, including decreased intelligence quotient (IQ) in children exposed prenatally to even low doses of the chemical.”
Common pesticide inhibits brain development in frogs
“New research published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry reveals that low doses of a commonly used pesticide potentially harm the Northern Leopard frog by inhibiting their brain development.”
Endocrine-disrupting pesticides impair frog reproduction
“The scientists found that linuron, which is used as a pesticicide, impaired the males’ fertility, and that tadpoles developed ovaries instead of testicles to a greater extent, which caused a female-biased sex ratio.”
Common pesticide damages honey bee’s ability to fly
“Our results provide the first demonstration that field-realistic exposure to this pesticide alone, in otherwise healthy colonies, can alter the ability of bees to fly, specifically impairing flight distance, duration and velocity” said Tosi. “Honey bee survival depends on its ability to fly, because that’s the only way they can collect food. Their flight ability […]
Pyrethroid pesticide exposure appears to speed puberty in boys
“Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found.”
The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems.
Scientists provide first evidence that carbamates can upset circadian rhythms
“The research suggests that exposure to these insecticides adversely affects melatonin receptor signaling, creating a higher risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes.”
Dementia study lists everyday risk factors
“They found that a lack of vitamin D – produced by the body through exposure to sunlight – and exposure to air pollution were implicated, along with occupational exposure to some types of pesticide. Excessive levels of minerals found in drinking water may be linked to the disease, the research suggested, but the evidence was […]