Prenatal OP Insecticide Exposure Impairs Attention Among Children
A study of farm worker families in California has shown that by age 3.5, children born to mothers exposed to OP insecticides have lessened attention spans and are more vulnerable to attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Male children were more likely to be impacted.
Source: Marks, A.R., et al., “Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Attention in Young Mexican-American Children: The CHAMACOS Study,” Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 118, No. 12, December 2010