Posts Tagged 'pesticides'

Report Renews Concerns over Pesticide Residue on Produce

strawberries, spinach and kale among worst for pesticide residueAs temperatures warm across the country and people start thinking about putting away their sweaters for the year, it’s not uncommon for thoughts to also turn to fresher, lighter foods. Salads and fresh fruit start taking the place of pot roasts, chili, and other heavier winter favorites as our diets make way for the bright and fresh flavors of the warm seasons.

Unfortunately, those fresh foods can also carry ...

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy to Autism

A new study by the University of California, Davis shows that mothers who live close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays. This is the third study to link autism to pesticide exposure, and more papers have shown links with developmental delays.

The study was conducted in the state of California, which is one of only a few states in the ...

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