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15 June 2011

Prenatal pesticide exposure tied to birth size

Exposure to even moderate amounts of certain pesticides during pregnancy may affect infants' birth size, a new study suggests.

Exposure to even moderate amounts of certain pesticides during pregnancy may affect infants' birth size, a new study suggests.

However, the pesticides persist in the environment for years. In the US, diet is the main potential source of exposure, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - with fatty foods, like dairy products and oily fish, topping the list.

 
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