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Posts Tagged ‘pesticides’

Prenatal Exposure To Pesticides

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Children whose mothers had higher levels of exposure to a substance found in a commonly used pesticide were more likely to get lower scores on a mental developmental test at 3 years of age than children whose mothers were exposed to lower levels or not at all, new research says. (more…)

Study Links Pesticide to Childhood Leukemia

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

A new study shows that patients with childhood leukemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine.

“In our study, we compared urine samples from children with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and their mothers with healthy children and their moms,” said study researcher Offie Soldin from the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“We found elevated levels of common household pesticides more often in the mother-child pairs affected by cancer,” said Soldin, an epidemiologist at the center, who led the research published in August’s issue of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. (more…)