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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:47 PM
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Do farm pesticides reduce kids’ IQs?
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Apr 25 2011
Do farm pesticides reduce kids’ IQs?


The Environmental Working Group announces the publication of three studies finding a correlation between diminished IQ and blood levels of pesticides.

The studies were done separately by groups of researchers from the Mt Sinai School of Medicine, University of California Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. All were published in Environmental Health Perspectives and are available at that site (although sometimes with a delay and you have to look hard for the pdf of the whole article).

All three studies examined levels of organopesticides in the blood of pregnant women. All looked at one or more measures of IQ taken when the children were 1 to 9 years old.

The Berkeley study, Prenatal Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides and IQ in 7-Year Old Children, examined Latino farmworkers and their children. Researchers found a difference of 7 IQ points between children with the highest and lowest levels of organopesticides. ...........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.foodpolitics.com/2011/04/do-farm-pesticides-... /



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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:56 PM
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1. I don't know but
Faux news watching parents try their damnedest to lower their children's IQ's.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:50 PM
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2. Lead causes aggression, why wouldn't poisons lower IQ? I mean there has to
be some effect and it certainly shouldn't be a positive one.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:15 PM
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3. It makes sense to me.
I know many farmers with Parkinson's disease. Studies now show that there is a correlation between farmers who sprayed pesticides and Parkinson's. It makes sense that it would affect IQ in developing fetuses and young children.
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