How pesticides negatively affect the health of all people especially women and children.
Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used pesticides on American farms, sprayed on everything from strawberries to soybeans. It’s cheap, and it works well; chlorpyrifos is derived from the same chemical family as sarin nerve gas, and kills insects by attacking their nervous system. But exposure to chlorpyrifos is also linked to brain damage…
via The US government is ignoring its own scientists’ warning that a Dow pesticide causes brain damage in children — Quartz
This article talks about a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, and the harm it can cause. Something that jumped out at me was this:
Pregnant women who lived near agricultural fields where chlorpyrifos was sprayed during their second trimester were three times more likely to give birth to a child who would develop autism, according to a study out of the University of California, Davis.
If there really has been a rise in autism, then perhaps…
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