Pesticides

Pesticide exposure is of particular concern for pregnant women who work in agriculture.  (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Pesticides and Children: Who Is Most at Risk?

Studies show that exposure to pesticides — specifically those containing chlorpyrifos, which attack an insect’s nervous system — can harm a child’s physical and mental development. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey detected…

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Are Wildflowers a Natural Alternative to Pesticides?

With research constantly reminding us of the negative consequences of using pesticides, there is a growing international movement to make farming pesticide-free. The idea is to implement natural alternatives that…

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Pesticides and Children: Who Is Most at Risk?

Studies show that exposure to pesticides — specifically those containing chlorpyrifos, which attack an insect’s nervous system — can harm a child’s physical and mental development. The Centers for Disease…