Latest News - CEHC Research Links Pesticide Exposure in the Womb to Lower IQ
On April 21, research conducted at the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) reveals that pesticide exposure in the womb may lower the IQ of children.
Led by Dr. Stephanie Engel at CEHC, this study concluded that exposure to organophosphate pesticideshas a negative impact on the cognitive development of school-aged children, particularly their perceptual reasoning skills. While others have linked these exposures to neurodevelopmental outcomes in newborns, these findings are among the first to suggest that these effects extend throughout early childhood.
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