Neurodevelopmental consequences of gestational and lactational exposure to pyrethroids in rats.

@article{Syed2016NeurodevelopmentalCO,
  title={Neurodevelopmental consequences of gestational and lactational exposure to pyrethroids in rats.},
  author={Farah Syed and Placheril Joseph John and Inderpal Soni},
  journal={Environmental toxicology},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={1761-1770}
}
Indiscriminate use of pyrethroids has raised serious health related concerns, especially about their effects on children. The present study was designed to assess the developmental neurotoxicity of two pyrethroids; bifenthrin (BIF) and β-cyfluthrin (CYF) administered at 1/15 of LD50 in rats. Pregnant females were exposed to the test compounds orally throughout gestation and lactation periods. Neonates were weighed and sexed at birth and were observed for any gross abnormality. Growth, viability… CONTINUE READING