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U.S. Study Links Household Insecticides and Autoimmune Diseases

3:34 PM MDT | October 26, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

A study released yesterday by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park, NC) has identified a possible link between household insecticides and certain autoimmune diseases in postmenopausal women, although the study could not identify exactly what pesticides products the women used, or when. The authors say insecticide exposure “may increase risk of autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD) in post-menopausal women.” The “provide rationale for further investigation of specific personal and environmental...

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