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Children and pesticide exposure

Pesticide use and related health impacts for children are of major concern for parents for a number of reasons: Infants and children eat and drink more in relation to their body weight than adults, which can lead to an increase … Continue reading

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Pesticides pose some inherent risk

The use of pesticides comes with inherent risk, as their main function is to control or kill pests who pose a danger to crops, humans or other living things. There is no such thing as a “safe” pesticide. Even a … Continue reading

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The history of pesticides

Pesticides have been used for thousands of years. The types of substances have changed dramatically through the years. Inorganic substances such as sulfur, arsenic, and lead were used prior to World War II. Synthetic compound development prospered after WWII and … Continue reading

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