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Prenatal exposure to insecticide chlorpyrifos linked to alterations in brain structure and cognition

Even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child, according to a new brain imaging study. The changes in brain structure are consistent with cognitive deficits found in children exposed to this chemical.
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Boys appear to be more vulnerable than girls to the insecticide chlorpyrifos: Lower IQs seen in boys exposed in the womb to comparable amounts of the chemical

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

A new study is the first to find a difference between how boys and girls respond to prenatal exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Researchers have found that, at age seven, boys had greater difficulty with working memory, a key... Read Post

Prenatal Exposure To Common Insecticide Linked To Decreases In Cognitive Functioning At Age 7

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Researchers from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health report evidence of a link between prenatal exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos and deficits in IQ and working memor... Read Post

Prenatal exposure to insecticide chlorpyrifos linked to alterations in brain structure and cognition

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child, according to a new brain imaging study by research... Read Post


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