Prenatal exposure to pesticides can have a lasting effect on intelligence.
Two studies were conducted in New York and one in an agricultural community in California.
All suggest prenatal exposure to pesticides can have a lasting effect on intelligence.
A team at the University of California Berkeley found that every tenfold increase in prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides corresponded with a 5.5 point drop in overall IQ scores in children by age 7
The two other studies, one at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the other at Columbia University, also examined prenatal exposure to pesticides and IQ in children at age 7.
The teams at Berkeley and Mount Sinai sampled pesticide residues in maternal urine, while the team at Columbia tested umbilical cord blood levels of chlorpyrifos, part of a class of pesticides known as organophosphates that are known to be toxic to brain cells.
Reuters News article in full [link].
The above stated studies add to the multitude of studies over many years, all of which confirm our regulators have failed to protect us, our children & our future generations.
My recent article Pediatricians Seek Stronger Laws For Toxic Chemicals based on “The policy paper from the American Academy of Pediatrics” features their concerns about chemicals, the lack of regulation & laws which allow testing or no testing at all.
These chemicals can mimic hormones, they are called Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals (EDC’s), the EDC’s can take the place of genuine hormones in our bodies, creating many health problems.
The video based upon the testing 9 women in New York, showed an average of 93 toxic chemicals in the women’s bodies,
53 Toxins which can cause cancer,
62 Toxins which affect the Brain & Nervous system,
65 Toxins which can cause Birth Defects.
From the day of conception Baby Fetus has receptors to catch hormones, liken them to a baseball or cricket glove.
The amount of EDC’s in the mothers body at conception, during pregnancy, whilst breast feeding, the child’s exposure to EDC’s from food & the environment, can determine the child’s learning ability, behavior & health.
The “Catch” of the receptors of these EDC’s of artificial hormones can determine the child’s future.
We breath, we eat, we drink & absorb many toxic chemicals every day. These Chemicals can cause genetic changes to you & I, genetic changes which can be past on from generation to generation.
I have made the following statement many times.
We humans in our quest for dominance over nature are undermining our own ability to reproduce, or to learn and think.
We now have a significant portion of the younger generations whose ability to learn & think has been diminished from exposure to these toxic chemicals.
We have younger generations with behavioral problems, many turn to drugs, alcohol & violence, their abilities & mental judgment has been diminished.
We must face the facts, we have become the guinea pigs in our vast experiment with synthetic toxic chemicals.
We justify this toxic chemical assault on our children, grandchildren & all life on the planet.
Kind regards John
Reuters News article [link]