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Brain and Mental Performance

Pesticides Can Cause Brain Damage

15 years, 11 months ago

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Posted on Sep 26, 2002, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Those that regularly use pesticides are at risk of developing brain damage. The Maastricht Ageing Study found that workers chronically exposed to pesticides were five times more likely than the general population to suffer from mild cognitive dysfunction (MCD), a disorder categorized by an inability to speak fluently and problems with identifying words, colors and numbers.

Those that regularly use pesticides are at risk of developing brain damage. The Maastricht Ageing Study found that workers chronically exposed to pesticides were five times more likely than the general population to suffer from mild cognitive dysfunction (MCD), a disorder categorized by an inability to speak fluently and problems with identifying words, colors and numbers. Pesticides have, for some time, been associated with neurotoxicity and for this reason some countries have banned the use of certain pesticides in food.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Lancet 2000; 356: 912-913

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