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Can Pesticides harm Your Children (Archived Pedcast)

News flash-the world that your children are growing up in is a world full of chemicals.  We are just beginning to understand what these chemicals do to your children’s health. Continue reading

Can Pesticides Harm Your Kids? (Pedcast)

Introduction

News flash-the world that your children are growing up in is a world full of chemicals.  We are just beginning to understand what these chemicals do to your children’s health. Pesticides, manufacturing chemicals, jet fuel, chemicals in sunscreens and cosmetics, household chemicals, flame retardants, plastic packaging, medicines etc etc.   The EPA requires that manufacturers log their manufactured chemicals in a database and by 2012; they had logged 82,000 chemicals being manufactured and used in the U.S.!  Very worrisome, since many of these chemicals have strong biologic effects on children, persist in the environment long after use, have potentially damaging effects on a child’s nervous systems, have the potential to alter a child’s delicate hormone balances that regulate much of their physiology, and can even triggered some cancers. Continue reading