Pesticides sprayed on U.S. cities to fight Zika found to harm motor coordination and neuromuscular systems in children

Who could have possibly known that well known neurotoxins, such as pesticides, can harm the nervous system of children?

Pesticides sprayed on U.S. cities to fight Zika found to harm motor coordination and neuromuscular systems in children:

Naled, a pesticide commonly used in Florida to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes, was associated with motor function deficits in Chinese babies, according to a study published in Environment International.

As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and the U-M Center for Human Growth and Development examined umbilical cord blood samples from about 240 mothers between 2008 and 2011. The research team then followed the development of the babies using the Peabody Developmental Motor Skill Assessment at six weeks and nine months.

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