Common pesticide linked to brain abnormalities in kids | BabyCenter

Stephanie Engel, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, put it this way: “The general lesson here is that the dangers that chemicals pose to child development are not always understood. These children were exposed during a period when chlorpyrifos was deemed safe for residential use. So it just makes good sense for pregnant women to be cautious about the chemicals they use during pregnancy. Even ones that we are told are ‘safe’ may later turn out to be harmful.”

Read more: http://www.babycenter.com/204_common-pesticide-linked-to-brain-abnormalities-in-kids_10367330.bc?scid=preschooler_20120508_B:5&pe=MlViMUpDTXwyMDEyMDUwOF9C

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