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NEW STUDY CONFIRMS PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES CAUSES CHILDHOOD BRAIN TUMORS.

Posted by Stephanie Sherman | Apr 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new study out of UCLA confirms that there is an increased risk of childhood brain tumors when a pregnant mother is exposed to pesticides during pregnancy. The study examined the California Cancer Registry data for certain childhood tumors identified in the rural farming areas of California. Due to California's sophisticated pesticide tracking system, the researchers were able to correlate certain pesticides used for weed and fungal control in crops with incidence of childhood brain tumors diagnosed within a 2 mile radius of pesticide spraying. Fresno, Monterey, and San Diego counties are among the areas studied. A mother does not have to be an applicator to be exposed. Exposure is also caused from drift. Due to the fetus' vulnerabilities, they are at increased risk for the devastating effects of toxic exposures.

If you are someone you know has a child with a brain tumor that lives in a rural community, or whose mother did during pregnancy, contact a lawyer. Sherman Law, P.C. has 20 years experience handling cancer cases resulting from chemical and pesticide exposure.

Study is located at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935121003728?via%3Dihub

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