Brains Damaged More In Boys Than Girls - Chlorpyrifos And Pesticides

A widely used pesticide that is banned in homes but still commonly used on farms appears to harm boys’ developing brains more than girls’, according to a new study of children in New York City.

Exposure to chlorpyrifos in the womb was associated with lower scores on short-term memory tests in boys when compared with girls exposed to similar amounts. This is the first study to note differences between the genders in how an insecticide harms prenatal development.

“There’s mounting evidence now from epidemiological studies that prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, and chlorpyrifos in particular, may be associated with detriments with IQ in children,” said Kim Harley, an environmental epidemiologist with the University of California, Berkeley.

We must continue to push against these organizations and companies who are continuing to injure our children, and killing our future. Read my book “Our Toxic World - A Wake Up Call” for more information about organophosphates, and myriad other toxic substances that are used in our world every day.

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