Parental Exposure to Pesticides and Childhood Brain Cancer: United States Atlantic Coast Childhood Brain Cancer Study

Youn K. Shim, Steven P. Mlynarek, and Edwin van Wijngaarden doi: 10.1289/ehp.0800209 (available at http://dx.doi.org/) Online 13 February 2009 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The etiology of childhood brain cancer remains largely unknown. However, previous studies have yielded suggestive associations with parental pesticide use. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate parental exposure to pesticides at home and on the […]

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Report Finds Risks of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases Can Be Dramatically Reduced

[PDF] October 23, 2008 | Boston, MA Environmental factors are key drivers in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to the authors of a new report, Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, released today. Importantly, the report demonstrates that the risks for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be dramatically reduced. It offers the most comprehensive review of the […]

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Study Links Women’s Brain Cancer to Herbicide Use

(Beyond Pesticides, October 10, 2008) A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology [Vol. 167, No. 8] finds women who have used herbicides are twice as likely to have meningioma, a specific kind of brain tumor. The study, “Occupational exposure to pesticides and risk of adult brain tumors,” was conducted by the National Cancer […]

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Pesticides and child neurodevelopment.

Rosas LG, Eskenazi B. University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health, Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, Berkeley, California, USA. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the recent research on pesticide exposure and child neurobehavioral development with a focus on in-utero exposure to organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies on […]

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Occupational Exposure to Pesticides and Risk of Adult Brain Tumors

Claudine M. Samanic1, Anneclaire J. De Roos2, Patricia A. Stewart1, Preetha Rajaraman1, Martha A. Waters3 and Peter D. Inskip1 1 Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington, Seattle, WA 3 National […]

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Study Finds Pesticide Use Increase Risk of Brain Tumors

(Beyond Pesticides, June 6, 2007) The results of a recent study indicate that farm workers and persons exposed to high levels of pesticides have an increased risk of developing brain tumors, especially gliomas – a tumor of the nervous system, commonly found in the brain. The study, “Brain tumours and exposure to pesticides: a case-control […]

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Study Links Neurological Diseases to Pesticide Exposure

(Beyond Pesticides, August 11, 2006) The preliminary results of an ongoing study, led by the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), add to the growing body of evidence linking pesticides to neurological changes associated with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. Funded by the Center for Disease Control and […]

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Pollutants cause huge rise in brain diseases

Juliette Jowit, environment editor Sunday August 15, 2004 The Observer The numbers of sufferers of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease, have soared across the West in less than 20 years, scientists have discovered. The alarming rise, which includes figures showing rates of dementia have trebled in men, has been linked to […]

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