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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism climbed nearly 300 percent, while that of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased 33 percent. CDC figures also show that 10 to 15 percent of all babies born in the U.S. have some type of neurobehavorial development disorder. Still more are affected by neurological disorders that don’t rise to the level of clinical diagnosis.

CDC Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2009

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_247.pdf

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Observed associations in humans and direct effects on neurodevelopmental toxicity in animal studies, caution is warranted for women to avoid direct contact with pesticides during pregnancy. 

Two new ground breaking peer reviewed published research articles now link certain childhood neuro – developmental disorders to prenatal residential exposure to two classes of widely used toxic pesticides,.

Specifically the research found that applications of two of the most commonly used agricultural and residentially applied pesticides namely organophosphates and pyrethroids near the home may increase the prevalence of ASD in early childhood (more…)

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