Hundreds of different kinds of pesticides are used on the modern day farm—also in and around homes, golf courses, public buildings. When an expectant mother is exposed to some of these chemicals through food, on skin or in the form of dust that is breathed in, her unborn child is also being exposed to toxic pesticides at the most vulnerable stage of development. If you live in an area where agricultural drift reaches your home, you and your unborn baby may also be at risk of adverse effects.
Click below to learn more:
- America’s Children and the Environment (ACE)
- Birth Malformations and Other Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in Four U.S. Wheat – Producing States
- Endocrine disrupting pesticides
- Chlorpyrifos (Dursban) linked to birth defects
- Agricultural chemical exposures and birth defects
- Pesticides and Pregnancy
- Pesticides and Birth Defects
- Do Pesticides Make Birth Defects Crop Up?