Click here to read the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010 ,which examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”
We need a regulatory approach to children’s health eliminating potential hazards without accepting a level of harm. Chemical companies must prove that their products will have no adverse effect on children’s health before the chemical is approved for use by EPA.
THE PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED SCIENCE WHICH LINKS PESTICIDE EXPOSURE AND CHILDHOOD DISEASE.
MUCH OF THIS IS ADDRESSED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE 2010 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES CANCER PANEL STUDY (PCP) –REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CANCER RISK
Prenatal and Childhood Exposure to Pesticides
– Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schoolshttp://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/294/4/455
Pesticide Body Burden
Other Relevant Studies
- Scientists Study Children’s Susceptibility to Pesticides (06/25/09)
- Pyrethroid Pesticides Found in Homes and Daycare Centers (11/03/08)
- Hot Air Found More Effective Than Chemical Lice Treatments (09/25/08)
- EPA Releases Children’s Study Authorized by 1997 Executive Order (3/11/08)
- Centers for Disease Control Links School Environment to Academic Achievement (10/25/07)
- Pysicians Warn Public To Avoid Pesticides (4/26/04)
- Mix of Stress and Chemical Exposure Causes Brain Damage (3/1/04)
- Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Indoor Air and Dust in Homes (1/7/04)
- Study Shows Neurotoxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Also Damages Heart and Liver (11/21/03)
- More Research Links Pesticides to Nerve Cell Damage and Parkinson’s Disease (11/10/03)
- Confirmation of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases in the Agricultural Health Study http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00341198Acceleration of autoimmunity by organochlorine pesticides in (NZB x NZW)F1 mice. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15743722
- Permethrin http://www.endocrinedisruption.org/pesticides.permethrin..summary.php
- Occupational and environmental exposures and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: silica, sunlight, solvents http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/49/11/2172.abstract
– Children and Pesticide’s Don’t Mix: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/lawn/factsheets/Pesticide.children.dontmix.pdf
– Early-Life Environmental Risk Factors for Asthma: Findings from the Children’s Health Study http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2003/6662/abstract.html
– Pesticides and Atopic and Nonatopic Asthma among Farm Women in the Agricultural Health Study http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/177/1/11
– Summary health statistics for U.S. children: National Health Interview Survey, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15792295
– Respiratory symptoms in children and exposure to pesticides http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/22/3/507.full
– Identifying and managing adverse environmental health effects: 4. Pesticides http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12054413
– Exposures of children to organophosphate pesticides and their potential adverse health effects http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1566222/
– Autism/ADHD/Learning Disabilities: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/learningdevelopmental.htm
– Neurodevelopment and endocrine disruption. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15198913
– Birth defects, season of conception, and sex of children born to pesticide applicators living in the Red River Valley of Minnesota, USA.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241196/
– The Rise in Autism and the Role of Age at Diagnosis http://journals.lww.com/epidem/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2009&issue=01000&article=00016&type=abstract
– “Background: Pesticides affect a number of targets in the CNS, and cross the placenta. One previous report suggests a link between maternal residential proximity to commercial organochlorine pesticide exposure during early prenatal life and the risk of autism. That study did not evaluate individual exposures to household pesticides.”
– Autism: Transient in utero hypothyroxinemia related to maternal flavonoid ingestion during pregnancy and to other environmental antithyroid agents http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T06-4P899CV-2&_user=10&_coverDate=11%2F15%2F2007&_rdoc=6&_fmt=summary&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info%28%23toc%234854%232007%23997379998%23668594%23FLA%23display%23Volume%29&_cdi=4854&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=28&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=35cf196a119c5b2ad52e44d35e1db89e
Maternal Residence Near Agricultural Pesticide Applications and Autism Spectrum Disorders among Children in the California Central Valley http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.10168
Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Urban Residential Environment Characteristics as Determinants of Early Childhood Neurodevelopment http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/AJPH.2009..168419v1?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Chlorpyrifos%2BExposure%2Band%2BUrban%2BResidential%2BEnvironment%2BCharacteristics%2Bas%2BDeter&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT
Pesticide Exposure and Stunting as Independent Predictors of Neurobehavioral Deficits in Ecuadorian School Children http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds..2008-3506v1?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=frederica%2Bperera%2B2009%2B&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT
Prenatal Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure and Child IQ at Age 5 Yearshttp://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds..2008-3506v1?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=frederica%2Bperera%2B2009%2B&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT
Cancer Childhood brain tumors, residential insecticide exposure, and pesticide metabolism genes http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20056567
The Upper Midwest Health Study: a case-control study of primary intracranial gliomas in farm and rural residents. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17131948
Parkinson’s Disease: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/parkinsonsdisease.htm
Reproductive Health studies: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/reproductive.htm
Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/294/4/455
Walter A. Alarcon, MD; Geoffrey M. Calvert, MD; Jerome M. Blondell, PhD; Louise N. Mehler, MD; Jennifer Sievert, BS; Maria Propeck, BS; Dorothy S. Tibbetts, MPH, MS; Alan Becker, MPH; Michelle Lackovic, MPH; Shannon B. Soileau, MS; Rupali Das, MD; John Beckman, BS; Dorilee P. Male, BS; Catherine L. Thomsen, MPH; Martha Stanbury, MSPH
JAMA. 2005;294:455-465. Context Pesticides continue to be used on school property, and some schools are at risk of pesticide drift exposure from neighboring farms, which leads to pesticide exposure among students and school employees. However, information on the magnitude of illnesses and risk factors associated with these pesticide exposures is not available.
Objective To estimate the magnitude of and associated risk factors for pesticide-related illnesses at schools. Design, Setting, and Participants Analysis of surveillance data from 1998 to 2002 of 2593 persons with acute pesticide-related illnesses associated with exposure at schools. Nationwide information on pesticide-related illnesses is routinely collected by 3 national pesticide surveillance systems: the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks pesticides program, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the Toxic Exposure Surveillance System. Main Outcome Measures Incidence rates and severity of acute pesticide-related illnesses.
Results Incidence rates for 1998-2002 were 7.4 cases per million children and 27.3 cases per million school employee full-time equivalents. The incidence rates among children increased significantly from 1998 to 2002. Illness of high severity was found in 3 cases (0.1%), moderate severity in 275 cases (11%), and low severity in 2315 cases (89%). Most illnesses were associated with insecticides (n = 895, 35%), disinfectants (n = 830, 32%), repellents (n = 335, 13%), or herbicides (n = 279, 11%). Among 406 cases with detailed information on the source of pesticide exposure, 281 (69%) were associated with pesticides used at schools and 125 (31%) were associated with pesticide drift exposure from farmland.
Conclusions Pesticide exposure at schools produces acute illnesses among school employees and students. To prevent pesticide-related illnesses at schools, implementation of integrated pest management programs in schools, practices to reduce pesticide drift, and adoption of pesticide spray buffer zones around schools are recommended.
Author Affiliations: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio (Drs Alarcon and Calvert); Office of Pesticide Programs, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (Dr Blondell); Department of Pesticide Regulation, California Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento (Dr Mehler); Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin (Mss Sievert and Propeck); Pesticides and Surveillance Section, Washington Department of Health, Olympia (Ms Tibbetts); Bureau of Community Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee (Mr Becker); Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, New Orleans (Mss Lackovic and Soileau); Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Health Services, Oakland (Dr Das); Public Health Institute, Oakland, Calif (Mr Beckman); Bureau of Occupational Health, New York State Department of Health, Troy (Ms Male); Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Oregon Department of Human Services–Health Services, Portland (Ms Thomsen); and Division of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing (Ms Stanbury).