About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Childhood Brain Tumors

by Hannah Joy on October 4, 2017 at 12:50 PM
Font : A-A+

Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Childhood Brain Tumors

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy was found to be associated with increased risk of childhood brain tumors, reveals a new study.

Previous epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may have a possible role in the development of childhood brain tumors.

Advertisement


In a new International Journal of Cancer analysis, researchers found a link between maternal residential pesticide use particularly insecticides and the risk of childhood brain tumors.

The analysis included 437 malignant childhood brain tumor cases and 3102 controls from two French studies. Pesticide use was associated with a 1.4-times increased risk of childhood brain tumors.
Advertisement

The investigators noted that many pesticide compounds are classified as probable carcinogens, and there is evidence that some insecticides can pass through the feto-placental barrier.

"Although such retrospective studies cannot identify specific chemicals used or quantify the exposure, our findings add another reason to advise mothers to limit their exposure to pesticides around the time of pregnancy ," said Nicolas Vidart d'Egurbide Bagazgoďtia, lead author of the study.



Source: Eurekalert
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Trimester of pregnancy Pregnancy and Exercise Home Pregnancy Test Parkinsons Disease Pregnancy Psychological Changes In Pregnancy Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Organic Foods Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Breech Presentation and Delivery 

Recommended Reading
Exposure to Pesticides Linked with Adverse Birth Outcomes
The issue pf pesticides exposure has been dealt by the scientists in a novel way by analyzing birth ...
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Oral Microbiome
Farmworkers from agricultural communities can undergo high pesticide exposures while working in ......
More Evidence Linking Parkinson's To Pesticide Exposure
A recent research has found more evidence to prove the effects of excessive exposure to pesticide .....
Pesticide Exposure Near Workplace Raises Parkinson's Disease Risk
Exposure to pesticides near workplace triggers Parkinson's disease risk three-fold, researchers ......
Breech Presentation and Delivery
Breech birth or presentation is delivery of the fetus in a bottom or foot-first position. Causes of ...
Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
During pregnancy & lactation a nutritious diet, suitable exercise, adequate rest and a tranquil mind...
Home Pregnancy Test
A home pregnancy test is a test done to find out if one is pregnant or not in the relative comforts ...
Organic Foods
Organic Foods are produced by the ‘natural method’, without the use of chemicals like pesticides, f...
Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. ...
Pregnancy
Detailed look at Early pregnancy Symptoms and easy health solutions during 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimeste...
Psychological Changes In Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an experience of growth, change, enrichment and challenge. During the 40 weeks of pregn...
Trimester of pregnancy
Encyclopedia section of medindia explains in brief about confirmation of pregnancy in first ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use