Lower IQ Linked with Consumer Product Chemical Exposure during Pregnancy

A new study found that exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7.

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Pesticide Chlorpyrifos, a Neurotoxin, to be Banned in CA

In a bold decision the state of California has moved to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos because of scientific research linking it to harm to babies’ brains. Scientific studies have shown that the pesticide is a neurotoxin that harmed brain development in fetuses and affected reading ability, IQ and led to hyperactivity in children.