Environmental

Yale Study Links Prenatal Pesticide Exposure to Tremors in Children

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--October 5, 2015. According to a Yale University study, prenatal exposure to the widely used agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos is linked to tremors – involuntary contraction or twitching of muscles – in childhood. Chlorpyrifos, a broad-spectrum chlorinated organophosphate insecticide also known as Dursban, may also affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and is acutely toxic to bees, birds, mammals, and aquatic life.

The study, titled

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