Navigation Links
Air in expectant moms' homes contains pesticides, border study finds
Date:7/11/2012

g coordinator for the South Texas Environmental Education and Research Center (STEER). She co-coordinates a 30-day Harlingen student elective in environmental and occupational medicine.

Samples show presence

The team sampled air in 25 households, finding at least five pesticides in 60 percent of the dwellings. Nine other pesticides were identified in less than one-third of the homes.

Ninety-two percent of the air samples contained o-phenylphenol, which is used as a fungicide, germicide and household disinfectant, while 80 percent included chlorpyrifos, employed in agriculture to kill mosquitoes and other pests. Propoxur, present in granular baits, pet collars and other products, showed up in 76 percent of samples, along with the insecticide diazinon in 72 percent. The herbicide trifluralin turned up in 60 percent of samples.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2000 entered into an agreement to eliminate virtually all homeowner uses of chlorpyrifos, except ant and roach baits in child-resistant packaging. The EPA banned residential use of diazinon as of Dec. 31, 2004.

Pregnancy and pesticides don't mix

"Increasingly, pesticide exposures are being linked to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)," said co-author and STEER Director Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S., professor in environmental and occupational medicine with the Department of Family and Community Medicine. "Planning for pregnancy today should include not only prenatal vitamins and a good diet, but also avoiding potentially hazardous pesticides. Instead, use non-toxic approaches for pest control and IPM."

Environmental medicine researchers at the Harlingen campus modeled the pilot project on studies conducted by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health. These studies, which sampled air in homes of mother/newborn pairs in northern Manhattan or
'/>"/>

Contact: Will Sansom
sansom@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2579
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Low-income moms under stress may overfeed infants
2. Lizard moms may prepare their babies for a stressful world
3. Are brown widows displacing black widow spiders around southern California homes?
4. Lab-on-a-chip detects trace levels of toxic vapors in homes near Utah Air Force Base
5. Aware Provides Biometrics Software and Services for Three Large-Scale Border Management Systems
6. Study identifies how muscles are paralyzed during sleep
7. Vaccine and antibiotics stabilized so refrigeration is not needed -- NIH study
8. University of Miami-led study finds winds played important role in keeping oil away from S. Fla.
9. Study reveals good news about the GI of rice
10. Study finds mad cow disease in cattle can spread widely in ANS before detectable in CNS
11. UC Davis study finds that above-normal weight alone does not increase the short-term risk of death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - ... report to their offering. ... totally different sensing technology than the iPhone 5S, ... sensor in its product. The Galaxy ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM ... Clinical Practices (GCP) audit to confirm its adherence ... regulations. This accomplishment enables HITLAB to conduct regulated ... the highest principles for patient safety and research ... global healthcare access, quality, and delivery with innovative ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9zq33j/global_chemical ... "Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" report to ... One major trend upcoming in ... sensors in biomedical applications. Chemical sensors help in ... diagnosis during surgical procedures. The Global Chemical Sensor ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2
... have cloned a gene that controls the shape of tomatoes, ... huge morphological differences among edible fruits and vegetables, as well ... The gene, dubbed SUN, is only the second ever found ... various tomato varieties, said Esther van der Knaap, lead researcher ...
... at the request of the PIO. , Without a ripple ... though they lack flippers or fins. University of Utah biologists ... and rib muscles to shift their lungs like internal floatation ... when they surface and sideways when they roll. It ...
... the principle of "strength in numbers" more apparent than ... these one-cell organisms -- which number about 5 million ... on Earth -- affect virtually every ecological process, from ... oxygen. But even though microbes essentially rule the ...
Cached Biology News:Crop scientists discover gene that controls fruit shape 2Crop scientists discover gene that controls fruit shape 3Crop scientists discover gene that controls fruit shape 4How alligators rock and roll 2How alligators rock and roll 3How alligators rock and roll 4How alligators rock and roll 5New window opens on the secret life of microbes 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 iLab Solutions, the global leader ... Siri Bryant as the new Director of Institutional Implementations ... Implementations. These two new leadership positions were created to ... ensuring that iLab continues to meet the needs of ... years, iLab has been deployed at over 450 core ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 With only ... time special on Sartorius Biohit products . The ... mLINE pipettes, Picus Electronic Pipette Trade-in Program, and free ... and Safety officers around the world. They are ideal ... Other features include:, ,     Full volume range ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014   ISN has ... Safety Performance Indicators publication series. With data ... activity reported in 2013 within its online contractor management ... safety key performance indicator (KPI) statistics. ... U.S. publication is available in two industry ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Based on the revenues ... imaging market is dominated by four major players ... market. These players include GE Healthcare (U.K.), Siemens ... , Full Report Copy at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/surgical-imaging-market-210534462.html ... can be attributed to its strong product portfolio, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iLab Solutions Announces Two New Leadership Positions to Meet the Needs of Its Growing Customer Base 2Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces Sartorius Year End Specials 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... ... ... (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading global biopharmaceutical services,organization, today ... Clinical Research Co., Ltd. ("APEX").,The acquisition strengthens PAREXEL,s global capabilities, ...
... SEATTLE, Sept. 26 Today at the ... introduction of a,ground-breaking vaccine to eliminate epidemic ... conjugate vaccine, developed by the Meningitis,Vaccine Project, ... and,PATH and produced by Serum Institute of ...
... CLINTON, N.J., Sept. 26 Mark Roth, Ph.D., ... received a MacArthur,Fellowship award, which includes a grant ... Roth, a member of the Fred Hutchinson ... of "no-strings-attached" support,from the John D. and Catherine ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAREXEL International Completes Acquisition of APEX International Clinical Research Co., Ltd. 2PAREXEL International Completes Acquisition of APEX International Clinical Research Co., Ltd. 3PAREXEL International Completes Acquisition of APEX International Clinical Research Co., Ltd. 4PAREXEL International Completes Acquisition of APEX International Clinical Research Co., Ltd. 5PATH, World Health Organization, and Partners Introduce Meningitis Vaccine in Burkina Faso 2PATH, World Health Organization, and Partners Introduce Meningitis Vaccine in Burkina Faso 3Ikaria Founding Scientist Named 2007 MacArthur Fellow 2
pETDuet-1 is designed for the coexpression of two target genes....
Mouse Laminin-1 MAb (Clone AL-3)...
IEX-1 S/L (H-20)...
... reactivity with rat (100%), mouse ... pig (48%). Slight reactivity ... confirmed by Western blot versus ... Gia-1, Gia-2, rat Gia-3, bovine ...
Biology Products: