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EU Pesticides May Harm Brain Development: Report

Law360 (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Many pesticides commonly used in Europe may be harmful to brain development in humans, according to a journal article published last week.

In an article published Wednesday in Environmental Health, three professors at the University of Southern Denmark, Marina Bjorling-Poulsen, Helle Raun Andersen and Philippe Grandjean, said that reviewing available evidence on exposure to pesticides, especially during brain development, indicates that the chemicals could be toxic to developing human brains.

Currently, pesticides in Europe need not be tested for neurotoxicity. Pesticide residue is often found in...
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