More than half of pregnant women exposed to pesticides, study shows

Pregnant women must be especially careful about the household products they use.

Previously on this blog, we touched on the potential risks that continual pollution exposure can pose for expectant mothers and their children. For example, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health recently published a study this month indicating that females who lived in areas with higher levels of pollutants were more likely to give birth to infants with autism.

Now, a Spanish study has revealed more concerning news for mothers-to-be. According to a press release distributed by ScienceDaily, researchers from the Higher Public Health Research Center (CSISP) in Valencia found that as many as 54 percent of expectant mothers who took part in a study spanning from 2003 to 2008 routinely used pesticides in their homes while pregnant.

"Exposure [to pesticides] during pregnancy or infancy proves to have a negative impact on fetal growth and neurological effects, as well as increasing the risk of childhood leukemia," noted study author Sabrina Llop, adding that "fetuses and children are especially vulnerable to pesticide exposure because their detoxification mechanisms and immune systems are not fully developed."

Because pesticides and other chemical-laden products are so commonplace, many people n Houston may instinctively use these items around the house without considering the harm they could cause to their children. However, heavy metals and other toxins can accumulate in the body and interfere with a number of essential physical and neurological processes.

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