Household Pesticide Use in Relation to Autism

INTERNATIONAL MEETING FOR AUTISM RESEARCH May 15, 2008; ORAL 2899 Hertz-Picciotto Public Health Sciences and the M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California at Davis, Dept PHS, Davis, CA 95616 I. N. Pessah 3 Department of Veterinary Molecular Biosciences, University of California at Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 R. Hansen Pediatrics and the […]

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Intersex Frogs More Common in Suburban Areas

(Beyond Pesticides, April 10, 2008) Common frogs that live in suburban areas are more likely than their rural counterparts to develop reproductive abnormalities, according to David Skelly, PhD, professor of ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This phenomenon becomes a serious concern as the frog’s mating season begins, leaving researchers to […]

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USGS Identifies Contaminants in Potomac River Possibly Linked to Intersex Fish

(Beyond Pesticides, March 24, 2008) Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that they have identified ten contaminants, including pesticides, in the Potomac River, which flows through downtown Washington, DC, that could be responsible for the alarming discovery of “intersex fish,” male fish producing eggs. The suspected chemicals include: atrazine, a common herbicide used […]

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Pharmaceuticals and Anti-Bacterials in Your Drinking Water

(Beyond Pesticides, March 17, 2008) Not everything that goes down the drain can be removed by water treatment plants, which leaves some alarming contaminants in America’s drinking water. A five-month investigation by the Associated Press (AP) finds trace quantities of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water of 41 million Americans. Scientists fear that ingestion of these tiny […]

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Pesticides and Atopic and Nonatopic Asthma among Farm Women in the Agricultural Health Study

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 177. pp. 11-18, (2008) © 2008 American Thoracic Society doi: 10.1164/rccm.200706-821OC Jane A. Hoppin1, David M. Umbach2, Stephanie J. London1, Paul K. Henneberger3, Greg J. Kullman3, Michael C. R. Alavanja4 and Dale P. Sandler1 1 Epidemiology Branch and 2 Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health […]

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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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Pesticide Mixtures Have Greater Effect on Salmon

(Beyond Pesticides, February 20, 2008) Pesticides that run off agricultural land and mix in rivers and streams combine to have a greater than expected toxic effect on the salmon nervous system, according to researcher Nathaniel Scholz, PhD, a zoologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle. Dr. Scholz, who presented his findings […]

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Researcher Shows Chemicals Alter Male Reproductive System

(Beyond Pesticides, February 19, 2008) Common household chemicals and widespread pollutants are changing male reproductive health and impacting sexual function, development and cancer rates of today’s generations and possibly their offspring, according to more than 15 years of research by a Colorado State University expert. For example, one study looking at sperm counts globally from […]

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Intersex in Smallmouth Bass Coincident with Population and Agriculture in Potomac Watershed

Released: 2/7/2008 12:50:58 PM Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communication 119 National Center Reston, VA 20192 For several years, scientists have been working to determine why so many male smallmouth bass in the Potomac River basin have immature female egg cells in their testes – a form of […]

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