Pesticides have been made temporarily and in some

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pesticides have been made temporarily (and  in some cases permanently) sterile A Danish study found a link between  endocrine disruptors and the increasing  incidence of undescended testicles in boys Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Pesticides and the endocrine response A dioxin accident in Italy was followed by a  decrease in the number of boys being born (dioxin = feminizing effects in animals) The ratio of boys to girls is also decreasing in  the U.S., Canada, and Denmark  Endocrine disruptors and the  reproductive system
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and learning disabilities Case Study A study found that children exposed to  a combination of pesticides before birth  and through breast milk exhibited  less stamina , and  poorer memory  and  coordination  than other kids
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and learning disabilities Case Study Studies show that lead, mercury, industrial  chemicals (82,000) and certain pesticides cross  the placenta and enter the brain  of the developing fetus
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and learning disabilities Case Study Once in the brain, they can cause  learning and behavioral disabilities This is true in young animals – and  in young children
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and learning disabilities Case Study Children whose mothers ate Great Lakes  fish  contaminated with  PCB  showed  lower IQ and shortened attention spans These effects on intelligence and  behaviour have been shown to persist  throughout childhood
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and cancer in children Case Study However, there has been a disturbing rise in the  reported incidence of cancer among young  children and adolescents, especially brain  cancer, testicular cancer, and acute lymphocytic  leukemia Earlier detection and better treatment have  caused a drop in the death rates of many adult  and childhood cancers
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and cancer in children Case Study Children are more exposed than adults to more  toxic chemicals in food, air and water because  they breathe twice as much air eat three to four times more food , and  drink two to seven times more water   In the US, after injuries and violence, cancer is  the leading cause of death among children
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Pesticides: Health Impacts Toxic chemicals and cancer in children Case Study Recent epidemiological studies  have shown that the risk of   non-Hodgkin's lymphoma  brain cancer  leukemia  increases with increased exposure  to home and garden pesticides
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