Study suggests pesticides could harm unborn babies

A new study shows that a baby's IQ can be adversely affected while they are still in the womb if their mother is exposed to certain kinds of pesticides.

A study conducted at the University of California at Berkeley shows that exposure to organo-phosphate pesticides, usually used on food crops, is related to lower intelligence scores.

The study further suggests that the more a mother is exposed to the pesticides, the greater the IQ drop in her baby will be.

Children in the study who were found to have the highest levels of pesticide exposure scored lower in intelligence tests than kids who had lower levels.

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