I live right next to a farm and I constantly think about pesticides this time of year. I do think they can cause problems, but I don't really know what. One doctor told me to get a reverse osmosis system and not let the kids outside when the fields are being sprayed. I don't know. My kids are fine so far. I don't have any reason to believe they were harmed because we live next to a farm. What do you think about pesticide exposure?
The effects of OP pesticides on humans can vary, depending on a number of factors. but they can be treated or even reversed. But could they have effects on unborn children? Three independent medical studies measured the OP levels in the urine or umbilical cord plasma of pregnant women to evaluate its association on the IQs of young children . One study found that 7-year-old's whose mothers had the highest levels of pesticide in their urine during pregnancy, had an average IQ 7 points lower than children whose mothers had the least amount of o.p. in their system.