Now for many of us, this seems to be a no-brainer. Any chemical residue on our food (or in our homes from using bug killer chemicals) is going to have some kind of probably negative impact on our health. Common sense says, if there is an “impurity”(something we haven’t coevolved with), it most likely isn’t really safe.
Bad for adult brains, too. On the heels of last week’s strong report from pediatricians highlighting the harms pesticides can cause children’s developing minds, a new study finds that pesticides are clearly harming adult brains, too.
In the “meta-analysis” published in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, scientists reviewed 14 separate studies of neurobehavioral changes linked to low-level organophosphate (OP) pesticide exposure. They found that workers exposed to OPs — particularly over long periods of time — had reduced working memory and were slower to process information.Read more »