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Boy, Interrupted

Many people know that being exposed to pesticides can have a negative effect on their health and, this is especially true for expectant mothers. Doctors often warn pregnant women against using or being exposed to certain chemicals, but until now … Continue reading

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This is Your Brain on Pesticides

Last year, several studies linked pesticide exposure in pregnant women to lower IQs in their children, which we wrote about in our blog post, “Farmworkers Suffer a Disproportionate Burden.” A new study published this May went a step further: researchers … Continue reading

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Training in Action

Yesterday, AFOP’s Washington, D.C. staff had the opportunity to travel to Delaware’s Eastern Shore to see one of our SAFE AmeriCorps trainers in action. The farmworkers got really into it when Dina, our excellent SAFE AmeriCorps member, started enthusiastically handing … Continue reading

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Effects of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure on Infant Health

By Doris Sempasa, AFOP Health & Safety Programs Intern A recent study of pesticide levels in newborn umbilical cord blood found that infants with higher levels of pesticides tended to weigh less at birth. The study also found that organochlorine … Continue reading

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