(NaturalNews) Persistent pesticide exposure in children causes damage comparable to that of second-hand cigarette smoke, according to a new study out of California. Researchers from UC Berkley observed “significantly lower exhalation rates” in children whose bodies contained elevated levels of breakdown products from organophosphate pesticides, reports Pesticide Action Network (PAN).

Scientists found children exposed to the pesticides exhaled 8 percent less air than children not exposed to the chemicals.

Organophosphate pesticides, or OPs, are the most toxic group of pesticides to vertebrate animals, yet are the most commonly used insecticides worldwide, according to PAN, a nonprofit that challenges “the global proliferation of pesticides” and works to implement responsible and sustainable farming practices.

Learn more:  http://www.naturalnews.com/052286_pesticide_drift_lung_damage_childrens_health.html#ixzz3u7vAnttF

 

 


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