Two Commonly Used Crop Pesticides May Damage the Brains of Children & Unborn Babies

Two food crops pesticides may damage the brains of children and unborn babies, according to a safety watchdog alert.

The suspect chemicals are used around the world on farms growing grapes, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, tea and oranges. They are part of a new group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are also used in some flea treatments for pets.

Experts have found that there is sufficient evidence that proves these pesticides can damage the developing human nervous systems – particularly the brain.

The harmful affects were similar to those caused by nicotine found in tobacco. These findings suggest that the chemicals can damage children’s ability to learn.

European experts are recommending that the residue levels that are allowed on food crops should be lowered as a safety measured.

The pesticides – Acetamiprid (ACE) and Imidacloprid (IMI) – have been at the center of concerns about a danger to bees, which as vital to pollinate food crops.

One study with rats showed that their offspring exposed to these pesticides suffered brain shrinkage, reduced activity of nerve signals controlling movement, and weight loss.

“Considering the massive health and environmental costs of using pesticides it makes clear economic sense to switch to non-chemical farming methods.”

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Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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