Pesticide Exposures and Developmental Outcomes: The Epidemiological Evidence

  title={Pesticide Exposures and Developmental Outcomes: The Epidemiological Evidence},
  author={Mandy Weselak and Tye Elaine Arbuckle and Warren G. Foster},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B},
  pages={41 - 80}
Since the advent of DDT as an insecticide in the late 1930s, billions of kilograms of pesticide active ingredient have been sold in North America and around the world. In recent years, there has been a heightened public awareness of pesticides and child health and a number of epidemiologic studies linked pre- and postnatal exposures to pesticides to a number of adverse developmental outcomes, including fetal death, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth, and birth defects. Given this… 

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