Pesticides, even low levels, can lead to cancer in kids, experts warn

November 27, 2012 7:09:53 PM PST
A leading medical group is warning that a child's exposure to even low levels of pesticides may be harmful.

The American Academy of Pediatrics identifies household insecticides, pet flea and tick products, as well as agricultural pesticides as hazards.

But, for many children, diet may be the most influential source of harmful chemicals.

The authors of this new report say small amounts of pesticide exposure can lead to pediatric cancers, lower cognitive functioning and behavioral problems.

This report is published in the journal Pediatrics.


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