Study Warns Pesticides May Cause Asthma In Women

Law360, New York (January 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Exposure to pesticides could put women who live on farms at a higher risk of developing asthma, according a study published in the Jan. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Though previous studies had found a correlation between pesticide exposure and asthma among male farmers, little data was available on women living on farms. The study looked at nearly 26,000 women in Iowa and North Carolina.

“Farm women provide a unique opportunity to explore both the potential protection against asthma...
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