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Report links children's health problems to pesticides

11:49 AM MDT | October 10, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

The Pesticide Action Network (PAN; Oakland, CA) North America released their October Kids Health Report, citing several scientific studies claiming pesticides connect to various health problems, including autism, cancer, birth defects, early puberty, obesity, diabetes, and asthma. "In terms of how their bodies work and defense mechanisms work, how much [pesticides] they're taking in pound for pound, they're eating more, drinking more, breathing more than an adult, and are much more susceptible to harms that pesticides can pose,” says report coauthor...

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