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Prenatal Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides Have Links to Behavior     (Beyond Pesticides, July 6, 2023) A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives finds concentrations of organophosphate (OP) metabolites in urine during the prenatal phase have links to adolescent/young adult externalizing (e.g., hyperactivity, aggression, attention problems) and internalizing (e.g., depression) behavior problems. Thus, prenatal exposure to OP pesticides can permanently affect behavioral health as children mature into adulthood. 

Residential Areas and Early Postnatal Complications for Pregnant Women Tied to Banned and Current Pesticides    (Beyond Pesticides, May 31, 2023) A study published in Chemosphere supports accumulating scientific research confirming that prohibited and current use pesticides are readily detectable in the human placenta. All pregnant women experience exposure to a mixture of complex pesticides like DDT (prohibited organochlorine pesticide OCP) and chlorpyrifos (current use organophosphate OP), with concentrations high enough to increase possible adverse health risks to the fetus through a placental transfer of chemicals.Prenatal development in the intrauterine environment is one of the most vulnerable periods of exposure, as the fetus is most susceptible to the harmful effects of chemical contaminants.    tudy done in chemical-intensive fruit production area in Patagonia, Argentina. ...the researchers find a concentration of 23 pesticidestrifluralin (herbicide), chlorothalonil and HCB (fungicides), chlorpyrifos (insecticide), and organochlorines like HCHs, endosulfans, DDTs, chlordane, heptachlor, drins, and metoxichlor. Among urban and rural residential settings, rural groups of pregnant women have significantly higher levels of chlorpyrifos. However, DDT and chlorpyrifos are the major constituents of placentas regardless of urban or rural residency.      SNAP Comment: There are still 21 chlorpyrifos, 27 (from 46 historically) trifluralin, 25 (from 68 historically) chlorothalonil commercial formulations registered in Canada at this time. DDT, chlordane, heptachlor, aldrin and many other organochlorine were also historically registered.

Father’s Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Infants    (Beyond Pesticides, February 23, 2023) A father’s exposure to occupational (work-related) chemicals, including pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, formaldehyde studied), around the time of his partner’s pregnancy, has an association with a higher risk of infant congenital heart defects (CHDs), according to a Japanese study published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine. The prevalence of infant CHDs is one of the most common genetic (congenital) diseases worldwide.