Chris' Corner: Pesticide Exposure in the womb linked lower IQ scores in school aged children

Pesticide Exposure in the womb linked lower IQ scores in school aged children

Three new studies link exposure to pesticides in the womb to lower IQ scores in children when they reach school age.  Know any PREGNANT women? You might want to share this information with them and let them make their own informed choices.

Link to New York Times Article

In a nutshell, a scientist compares these findings to those related to exposure of children to lead done in the 1980's.

If this isn't a good enough reason for you to consider refraining from using pesticides at all times and/or from consuming foods grown using pesticides, at the very least, inform women who you know are pregnant to research for themselves and consider organic or pesticide-free fruits and vegetables during the term of their pregnancy.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsChris Smith • April 23 2011 01:42PM

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Chris,

This is very, very helpful. Most pregnant women today are very concerned about their health. A generation ago, they might have been smokers.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago

Chris, this is great information to pass along. It's frightening to think of all the future consequences that our children might have to pay for what we are putting in the atmosphere and in our bodies.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

I agree Brian, this might end up being the smoking and drinking of the 1980s.

Malcolm, might be worth the price of organic foods, at the very least when a woman is pregnant...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Chris, this is definitely a very important information for pregnat women. Thank you for providing links and sharing this with us. Have a great day.

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne, Arlington Virginia Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

I thought so too, Elizabeth.  At the very least, pregnant women should investigate and make their own decision.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Some very important information to share! We don't buy organic, but I have been considering it lately as you just don't know what is on your food!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) about 9 years ago

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