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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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

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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