Pesticide Health News

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7/16/2018
6/1/2018
2/1/2018
10/30/2017
10/24/2017
Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical

Levels in urine increasing, but health effects remain unclear

9/8/2017
Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests

4/10/2017
Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides

Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

3/31/2017
Researchers Take Aim at Insecticide-Resistant Bedbugs

New fungal-based pesticide might knock out insects that survive current chemicals

3/15/2017
Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps

Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

1/23/2017
Health Tip: Choosing a Pest Control Service

Kill pests without harming your family

12/6/2016
New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population

Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

11/28/2016
Pesticide Exposures May Alter Mouth Bacteria

Study of Washington farm workers finds alterations persist after growing season ends

8/19/2016
Richer Houses Home to Wider Range of Bugs

Lush landscapes draw insects to the best neighborhoods, researchers say

5/9/2016
Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS

One toxin in particular was tied to sixfold higher odds of developing Lou Gehrig's disease

5/2/2016
Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates

5/2/2016
Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

4/25/2016
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

4/13/2016
Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

2/4/2016
Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

Researchers find the insects have remarkable natural defenses

2/1/2016
Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed

In most cases, it was exposure to toxins employed by U.S. military, researcher says

1/28/2016
Bedbugs Biting Back Against Insecticide

Researchers find a strong resistance to the most widely used pesticide group

12/18/2015
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

12/9/2015
Pesticide in Milk Years Ago May Be Linked to Signs of Parkinson's: Study

Men in Hawaii who drank more milk showed brain changes, but more research needed to confirm link

12/3/2015
Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

9/16/2015
'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows

9/16/2015
Pesticide Exposure Tied to Diabetes Risk

Review finds these chemicals may boost odds of blood sugar disease by about 60 percent

9/14/2015
Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

8/20/2015
Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation

Here's how to protect yourself from blood-sucking parasites that may be sharing your hotel suite

6/16/2015
Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

6/11/2015
As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

6/3/2015
Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

5/30/2015
New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks

These pests breed indoors and may be resistant to common pesticides

1/28/2015
Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

12/9/2014
Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

6/23/2014
Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

5/31/2014
Preventing Tick Bites

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

4/13/2014
Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

2/3/2014
More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk

Study also found that genes affect the level of risk

1/27/2014
DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide

12/11/2013
Faster-Breeding Cockroach Taking Over in Southwestern U.S.

Turkestan species sold on Internet to people who buy living insects as food for reptiles

12/4/2013
Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice

After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds

11/27/2013
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

11/5/2013
Two Pesticides Tied to Higher Risk of Gynecological Disorder

Study looked at 'organochlorine' exposure in women with condition that affects uterine lining

10/18/2013
Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice

Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem

9/9/2013
Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

Study helps explain why the bloodsucking parasites are so hard to kill

7/16/2013
2012 Texas West Nile Outbreak Linked to Mild Winter

Lessons learned in deadly resurgence may point the way to prevention, expert says

6/29/2013
Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp

Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

6/12/2013
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study

Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says

5/29/2013
Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out

Researchers hope finding leads to better prevention of malaria, other diseases