Researchers Find Children Exposed to Pyrethroid Insecticides in the Home

(Beyond Pesticides, September 6, 2006) According to researchers at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), residential pesticide use represents the most important risk factor for children’s exposure to pyrethroid insecticides. The study, A Longitudinal Approach to Assessing Urban and Suburban Children’s Exposure to Pyrethroid Pesticides, is published in the September […]

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Increased Rate of Hospitalization for Diabetes and Residential Proximity of Hazardous Waste Sites

Maria Kouznetsova,1 Xiaoyu Huang,1 Jing Ma,1 Lawrence Lessner,1,2 and David O. Carpenter2 1Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, and 2Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York, USA Full Article in PDF Abstract Background: Epidemiologic studies suggest that there may be an association between environmental exposure to persistent […]

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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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Elevated Pesticide Levels Found in Children

(Beyond Pesticides, July 19, 2006) According to the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Science Daily, two studies of immigrant farmworker families in North Carolina and Virginia find evidence of pesticide exposure in young children, which prompted researchers to call for pesticide safety training for workers’ spouses. In the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, […]

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Study Bolsters Link between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

June 26, 2006 | People who have been exposed to pesticides are 70 percent more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those who haven’t, according to a new study. The results suggest that any pesticide exposure, whether occupationally related or not, will increase a person’s risk of the disease. This means that using pesticides in […]

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Review and meta-analysis of risk estimates for prostate cancer in pesticide manufacturing workers

Cancer Causes and Controls, 2006 May;17(4):353-73. Van Maele-Fabry G, Libotte V, Willems J, Lison D. Unite de Toxicologie Industrielle et Medecine du travail, Ecole de Sante Publique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium. PURPOSE: The purpose of the present paper is to review cohort studies that examined the occurrence of prostate cancer in pesticide manufacturing […]

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A Longitudinal Approach to Assessing Urban and Suburban Children’s Exposure to Pyrethroid Pesticides

Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 114, Number 9, September 2006 Research | Children’s Health Chensheng Lu,1 Dana B. Barr,2 Melanie Pearson,1 Scott Bartell,1 and Roberto Bravo 1 Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2 National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, […]

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Research Finds Exposure To Low Levels Of Pesticides Increases Risk Of Cancer

(Beyond Pesticides, March 20, 2006) New research at the University of Liverpool suggests that environmental contaminants, such as pesticides, are more influential in causing cancer than previously thought. Previous studies in cancer causation have often concluded that exposure to carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting chemicals, for example, organochlorines (OC) – found in pesticides and plastics – occurs […]

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Children Exhibit Adverse Effects From Fetal Pesticide Exposure

(Beyond Pesticides, March 9, 2006) Children in Ecuador whose mothers were exposed to pesticides while pregnant have increased blood pressure and diminished ability to copy geometric figures as compared to a control group, according to an epidemiological study in the March issue of Pediatrics. The results appear to be independent of current exposure to the […]

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Widespread Pesticide Poisoning of Water Focus of Landmark Government Study

(Beyond Pesticides, March 3, 2006) Today, the U.S. Geological Survey released Pesticides in the Nation’s Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001, a ten-year survey of the contamination caused by pesticide use in agriculture and urbanized areas. Every year, nearly one billion pounds of pesticides, many of which are linked to cancer, birth defects, neurological disorders, and […]

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