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Insecticide exposure can increase the likelihood of children getting cancer by 50%

Scientists are constantly learning more about what causes cancer, and most of us were exposed as children to some of these toxins before anyone knew they were dangerous. We can do better for the next generation, however, by spreading the word about what can cause cancer in children and limit their exposure from the beginning of their lives. One area that deserves close attention in this regard is insecticide exposure.  Studies have shown that children who are exposed to insecticides and pesticides have as much as a 50 percent greater risk of cancer than children who aren’t, and it is exposure indoors that is particularly risky.  Read more...

 

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