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21 April 2011

Low IQ linked to pesticides

High levels of pesticide exposure in pregnant women have been linked to lower IQs in their children, according to three separate US studies.

High levels of pesticide exposure in pregnant women have been linked to lower IQs in their children, according to three separate US studies.

In the California study involving 392 kids, "researchers found that every tenfold increase in measures of organophosphates detected during a mother's pregnancy corresponded to a 5.5 drop in overall IQ in the seven-year-olds."

 
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