Friday, August 3, 2007

As Serious a Threat as Lead

Excerpt from: A Prescription to Better Serve Kids by: Dr. Philip Landrigan

Question: What, in the coming decade, has the potential to be as serious a threat as lead?

Answer: We need to reduce the exposure of people of all ages to pesticides. Pesticides are used in enormous amounts in homes, schools and day care centers and on lawns and gardens. Once released, they are immediately widespread in the environment and create enormous potential for harmful health effects. MANY common household products officially fall under the category of pesticides

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