Navigation Links
Pesticide exposure penetrates the womb and affects blood and brain

Harvard school of Public Health released alarming data that children in Ecuador whose mothers were exposed to pesticides while pregnant had increased blood pressure and diminished ability // to copy geometric figures as compared to a control group. This is the result of an epidemiological study in the March issue of Paediatrics.

Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Health at HSPH led a team of researchers and analyzed data on 72 children aged seven or eight years old in the rural Tabacundo-Cayambe area in Northern Ecuador. A physician examined the children and given a battery of standardized tests for neurobehavioral functions. Mothers of thirty-seven children described occupational histories indicated that they had been exposed to pesticides during pregnancy.

The average systolic blood pressure was higher in exposed children than in those who were unexposed (104.0 mm Hg versus 99.4 mm Hg). Nine children exceeded the approximate 95th percentile of 113 mm Hg. Seven of those children had prenatal pesticide exposure.

Due to prevalence of malnutrition in that area the authors used delayed growth, or stunting, to explore the role of nutrients in the study's results. Stunting was associated with decreased copying ability in both exposed and non-exposed children. They therefore concluded that prenatal pesticide exposure may add to the already deleterious effects of malnutrition.

Philippe Grandjean said, "These results suggest that more attention should be paid to protecting the developing brain and that we should seriously consider adopting and enforcing a greater margin of safety in protecting both foetuses and children from potential toxic exposures.”


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pesticide impairs male reproductive function
2. Pesticide exposure may cause Parkinson’s diseas
3. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
4. US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans
5. Link Between Pesticides And Cancer Minimal For Adults
6. Parents Concerned About Pesticide And Cancer Risk To Babies
7. Pesticide: The Causative Force for Increase in Parkinson’s In Me
8. Exposure to Pesticides May Raise the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease in Me
9. Research Documents Children’s Exposure to Pesticide
10. Alzheimers Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning
11. Presence of Pesticides and Metals in Fruits and Vegetable
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The Turks & Caicos Islands has ... leading digital news sites highlighting Caribbean destinations, has published five reasons to visit the ... North America shivers under chilly grey skies or worse, it's typically a balmy 80 ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Jones as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year ... is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... BALTIMORE, Md. (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... be rewarding, but also extremely stressful. At the VA Maryland Health Care ... who care for veterans patients. “Caregivers have a difficult job. Seventy-four percent ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Stress, anxiety, illness, infection or even a need for eyeglasses ... Heather Spader, MD, a new pediatric neurosurgeon at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, ... tumors. , “Bad headaches that don’t go away, that don’t have any ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... The directory is specialized and only includes chiropractic clinics in the US. , ... and trustworthy alternative health practitioner when back pain sets in. When people are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... December 1, 2015 ... adds "Endometriosis - Pipeline Review, H2 2015" ... on therapeutic pipeline of Endometriosis and helps ... counter strategies to gain competitive advantage. It ... and MOAs to produce first-in-class and best-in-class ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015  DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ... , Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting ... December 8 at 2:45 pm Eastern Time.  ... Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York.  ... meetings at this conference; interested institutional investors ...
(Date:11/30/2015)...   Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG ; ... Solutions, a fully integrated, consultative approach to enhance ... practice management approaches that combine imaging systems, services, ... care delivery and reduce costs. Making its debut ... America Annual Meeting (RSNA) in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: