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2014-06-23 23:04:06

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with...

2014-02-20 12:23:05

DUBLIN, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v8j8qm/insecticides ) has announced the addition of the "Latest News on the Chinese Insecticides Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) In China, food security and food safety have been major concerns. In order to ensure food security, the Chinese government endeavours to retain no less than 1.8 billion mu of arable land. However,...

2013-10-24 23:19:23

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Market of Chlorpyrifos in China. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 China has become the largest production base of chlorpyrifos technical in the world in terms of capacity and output and has been playing a more and more important role in the global chlorpyrifos industry. With years' development, China has made great progress in the production technology of chlorpyrifos. However, its technology level is still far...

2012-04-30 20:06:29

While chlorpyrifos is no longer registered for household use in the US, it continues to be widely used around the world, as well as on many food and agricultural products throughout the US Even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child, according to a new brain imaging study by researchers from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the...

2011-04-25 08:13:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Moms-to-be who consume certain foods sprayed with pesticides may put their child at risk for having a lower IQ. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health found that prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides (used widely on food crops) is linked to lower intelligence scores at age 7. Organophosphates (OP) are a class of pesticides that are well-known neurotoxicants. Chlorpyrifos and diazinon, two commonly used OP pesticides,...

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2011-04-21 10:30:00

Results from three separate studies suggest that prenatal exposure to pesticides is linked to lower intelligence scores in children than those who were not exposed, according to reports published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The three separate studies "“ two done in New York and one done in Salinas, a farming area in northern California "“ tracked levels of pesticides in pregnant women over a span of almost ten years, and tested about 1,000 children up to the...

2011-03-08 05:21:00

NOIDA, India, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - SYMTET is the Key Ingredient for Chlorpyrifos ( World's Largest Insecticide) Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd (formerly Jubilant Organosys Ltd) an integrated Pharma and Life Sciences company and the largest Custom Research & Manufacturing player out of India, announced today that it is setting up a manufacturing plant for "2,3,5,6-Tetra Chloro Pyridine" (also commercially known as Symtet/TCP) of 24,000 TPA capacity and Chlorinated...

2011-02-10 14:57:37

Effects on IQ appear to be similar to lead exposure When the EPA phased out the widespread residential use of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphorus (OP) insecticides in 2000-2001 because of risks to child neurodevelopment, these compounds were largely replaced with pyrethroid insecticides. But the safety of these replacement insecticides remained unclear, as they had never been evaluated for long-term neurotoxic effects after low-level exposure. In the first study to examine the effects of...

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2010-08-25 06:45:00

Children whose mothers were exposed to certain types of pesticides while pregnant are more likely to suffer attention problems as they grow up, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study supports previous research showing that organophosphate pesticides can affect the human brain. The researchers tested pregnant women to determine if their bodies had absorbed organophosphate pesticides, and then followed their children for several years as...

2010-03-01 16:09:00

HOUSTON, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A Harris County jury has issued an $8.37 million jury verdict on behalf of Houston-based Control Solutions Inc. after finding that chemicals supplied by a manufacturer from India were the cause of a 2004 fire that destroyed the company's warehouse and offices. In the verdict issued late Friday, jurors in District Judge Dion Ramos' 55th District Court found India-based chemical manufacturer Gharda Chemicals LTD and its U.S. subsidiary completely liable for...


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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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