Am J Ind Med. 2014 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22384.
Ndlovu V1, Dalvie MA, Jeebhay MF.
This study concluded that pesticide exposure among women farm workers is associated with increased risk of ocular nasal symptoms and an elevated asthma symptom score.
Environ Res. 2014 Aug 27;134C:181-187. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.07.012.
Kokkinaki A, Kokkinakis M, Kavvalakis MP, Tzatzarakis MN, Alegakis AK, Maravgakis G, Babatsikou F, Fragkiadakis GA, Tsatsakis AM
The aim of this study was to evaluate the exposure of rural residents (control group) and occupational exposed population group of sprayers to organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) by measuring their non-specific dialkylphosphate metabolites (DAPs) in hair and in urine samples.
Ann Ig. 2014 May-Jun;26(3):255-63. doi: 10.7416/ai.2014.1983
Salerno C, Sacco S, Panella M, Berchialla P, Vanhaecht K, Palin LA
In this study, farmers living in the Province of Vercelli (Italy) were observed to verify if they have a higher cancer risk than the rest of the local employed population to see if there is a link between agricultural pesticides and human cancers.
Cien Saude Colet. 2014 Oct;19(10):4123-30
Oliveira NP, Moi GP, Atanaka-Santos M, Silva AM, Pignati WA.
Mato Grosso is the largest agricultural producer and the largest national consumer of pesticides in Brazil. This study shows that maternal exposure to pesticides in the periconceptional period has been associated with a higher incidence of congenital malformations.
Natural News May 19 2014
A study published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%.
Viet SM, Rogers J, Marker D, Fraser A,Friedman W, Jacobs D,Zhou J,Tulve N
A national environmental health survey was conducted in the USA of child care centres to provide information on lead, allergen and pesticide levels in licensed US child centres. Although the conclusion was that most centres didn't appear to present risks from lead and allergens some centres did have unsafe levels of these contaminants.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Apr 14;11(4):3995-4006. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110403995.
Li Y, Zhang C, Yin Y, Cui F, Cai J, Chen Z, Jin Y, Robson MG, Li M, Ren Y, Huang X, Hu R
A cross-sectional study was conducted in three provinces of China to evaluate the relationship between pesticide exposure and neurological dysfunction
Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Apr 16
Perry L, Adams RD, Bennett AR, Lupton DJ, Jackson G, Good AM, Thomas SH, Vale JA, Thompson JP, Bateman DN, Eddleston M.
Although there are extensive systems in place for pharmacovigilance in the UK, similar systems for detecting adverse health effects relating to pesticide exposure are rare. This report describes the epidemiology of pesticide exposures reported to poison centres in the UK over a 9-year period.
PLoS One 2014 Oct 22;9(10):e109332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109332.
Alavanja MC, Hofmann JN, Lynch CF, Hines CJ, Barry KH, Barker J, Buckman DW, Thomas K, Sandler DP, Hoppin JA, Koutros S, Andreotti G, Lubin JH, Blair A, Beane Freeman LE
Farming and pesticide use have previously been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma (MM). In this study agricultural use of specific insecticides, fungicides, and fumigants and risk of NHL and NHL-subtypes (including CLL and MM) in a U.S.-based prospective cohort of farmers and commercial pesticide applicators was analysed.
Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jun;71 Suppl 1:A36. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102362.111.
Alavanja M, Hofmann J, Lynch C, Hines C, Barry K, Barker J, Buckman D, Thomas K, Sandler D, Hoppin J, Koutros S, Andreotti G, Lubin J, Blair A, Beane Freeman L
Farming and exposure to pesticides have been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and multiple myeloma (MM) in previous studies. This study evaluated use of insecticides, fungicides and fumigants and risk of NHL, including MM and other NHL sub-types in the Agricultural Health Study, a US-based prospective cohort study
Environ Res. 2014 Aug 27;134C:251-256. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.07.023.
Kumar J, Lind L, Salihovic S, van Bavel B, Ingelsson E, Lind PM
This large population-based cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess the associations between different persistant organic pollutants(POPs) and liver dysfunction biomarkers
Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jun 6
Beard JD, Umbach DM, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MC, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F
This study supports a positive association between pesticide exposure and depression, including associations with several specific pesticides.
BMJ Open. 2014 Jul 18;4(7):e005142. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005142
Berk M, Williams LJ, Andreazza AC, Pasco JA, Dodd S, Jacka FN, Moylan S, Reiner EJ, Magalhaes PV
The aim of this study was to explore the associations between assayed measures of persistant organic pollutants(POPs) and heavy metals and depressive symptoms.
The results showed that Cadmium was found to be associated with an increased likelihood of depression.
Science and Technology,
Jeff Bronstein, Kim Irwin
For this study, UCLA researchers tested a number of pesticides in America and found 11 that inhibit ALDH (the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase from converting aldehydes — organic compounds that are highly toxic to dopamine cells in the brain) and increase the risk of Parkinson's and at levels much lower than they are currently being used.
Craig A., May 2006
This new report, the second in the series, examines in detail government information accessible to the public about exposures to pesticides we all have, on a daily basis, in our food, water, and the environment. Originally published on Pesticide Action Network UK (www.pan-uk.org).