Pesticides are chemicals or biological agents meant to control pests, including weeds, fungi, and insects. According to a Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment study, gestational pesticide exposure been linked to neurological disorders in children. Organochlorine pesticides such as DDT were among those pesticides studied to be potential endocrine disrupting compounds, in a systematic review of neurotoxicants that disproportionately affect males. Despite being barred from use in the U.S. in 1972, traces of DDT still show up in vegetables, meat, fish, and dairy products. DDT can build up in rivers, lakes, and coastal areas, which then accumulates in fish. A few products are still registered for use, including lindane, a organochlorine pesticide ingredient in a lice and scabies shampoo.


Neurodevelopmental disorders and prenatal residential proximity to agricultural pesticides: the CHARGE study.

The Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study links neurodevelopmental disorders with gestational pesticide exposures, particularly organophosphates.

Developmental neurotoxicants and the vulnerable male brain: a systematic review of suspected neurotoxicants that disproportionally affect males.

Several organochlorine pesticides (dieldrin, endosulfan, heptachlor) exhibit consistent gender-specific neurotoxic effects, with exposed males being more affected than similarly exposed females.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Children’s Health Defense Bring Legal Action Against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company Concerning Misrepresentation That Their Naturals Baby Foods are 100% Natural

Comprehensive Test Results Show Beech-Nut Naturals line of baby foods contain residues of synthetic pesticides including glyphosate, acetamiprid and captan.  Washington, DC—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) announced a lawsuit today against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company. The complaint, filed in Washington, DC, asserts that Beech-Nut’s material misrepresentations and […]

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Tracking the Agrichemical Industry Propaganda Network

by Stacy Malkan, U.S. Right to Know   propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Just four corporations now control three quarters of the global supply of seeds and pesticides. Public oversight of their activities is crucial for a safe […]

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