Pesticides Cause IQ Deficits In Children, Studies Say

Law360 (April 22, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Prenatal exposure to organophosphates predicts IQ deficits in school-age children, according to three studies published Thursday, which come less than a year after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was sued for failing to ban the widely used crop pesticides.

The studies — which were conducted at the University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University; and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, respectively — were published side by side in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, and all came to essentially the same conclusions.

“As a group, these papers...
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