Pesticides damage the brain in horrific ways. Exposure to organophosphates can lower the IQ of our children.
By Lori Alton
Organophosphate pesticides, such as chlorpyrifos and diazinon, have been shown to have neurotoxic effects. Although some types of organophosphate insecticides have been banned for residential use, the fact remains that a stunning 33 million pounds were used in the United States alone, in 2007 – with some organophosphates still being used agriculturally.
To make matter even worse, according to recently-published studies, these toxins have left a lasting – and alarming – legacy. Researchers say that prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides can harm the most precious resource of all – our country’s children.