Children's Risk to Pesticides

Pesticides blamed for some childhood cancers

Keep the Sprays Away? Home Pesticides Linked to Childhood Cancers

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A Silent Pandemic: Industrial Chemicals Are Impairing the Brain Development of Children Worldwide

Chemical Pollution 'Harms Children's Brains'

DDT 'Link' to Slow Child Progress

New Thinking On Neurodevelopment

A Worried Mother

BodyBurden - The Pollution in Newborns

Children's Environmental Health Project

Preventing Harm

Children's Environmental Health Center

A New Way to Inherit Environmental Harm

Consumers Urged to Take a Pledge to Stop Using Lawn Chemicals

Time to Protect Babies From Dangerous Products

Top "10" Hazardous Household Chemicals

Health Effects of Chronic Pesticide Exposure

Early chemical exposures increase asthma risk

Duke Scientists Propose Possible Link Between Chemicals, Childhood Brain Cancer

Birth Defects Research for Children

Environmental toxins permanently alter genes

National Coalition on Pesticide Free Lawns

Beyond Pesticides - GAO Testimony Cites Need for State Pesticide Illness Monitoring Systems


America's Children and the Environment

Why Children May be Especially Sensitive to Pesticides

Learn About Chemicals Around Your House

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Children are Less Tolerant to Toxic Chemicals

Children are not simply little adults. Early developmental stages of their organs, nervous systems, and immune systems, greater rates of cell division, and their lower body weight increase their susceptibility to pesticide exposure. Immature organs and other developing biological systems are particularly vulnerable to toxic contaminants. Furthermore, pesticides may become more concentrated in the fatty tissues of young children because their fat as a percentage of total body weight is lower than for adults.

Centers for Disease Control Releases 3rd National Report on Chemical Body Burden
CDC tested hundreds of Americans for 148 chemicals, 43 of them pesticides. Study shows that most people in the U.S., including children, carry multiple pesticides in their bodies. More than 90% of the thousands of people tested carried mixture of pesticides, many linked to serious health problems.

Children's Risk to Pesticides in Schools

Pesticides kill weeds and bugs.....
think they're healthy for your kids?

Several pesticides, such as pyrethrins and pyrethroids, organophosphates and carbamates, are also known to cause or exacerbate asthma symptoms.

Dr. Doris Rapp - Leading Expert Says Thousands Of Different Chemicals Are Harming Your Body, Brain, Behavior and Sex. Read more...

Louisiana Governor Recognizes Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Minimizing Children's Exposure to Pesticides is Prudent Do pesticides cause special problems for children? A new review of a series of research studies completed during the last decade suggests that the answer to this question is yes, and that we need to be sure that children are being exposed to pesticides as little as possible.

Prof. Warren Porter is warning people about pesticides, but chemical companies are out to silence him

Pesticides are a bit like secondhand smoke - if you can smell your neighbor using them on their property, then you're being exposed, too.

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