pesticides

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

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New research suggests that many women -- pregnant or not -- aren't really aware of the toxins that they need to avoid if they wish to have children (healthy ones, at least). Sure, we know to avoid drinking and cigarettes, but those things are pretty much common sense. Obstetricians across the country, however, are realizing... read more

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism

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The cause of autism isn’t really known -- it could be a mix of things like genes, medications and environmental factors. Even your pregnancy diet may have an effect on your baby's chances of being born with  an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new study, conducted at UC Davis by Irva Hertz-Piccotto, suggests that commercial... read more