American Academy of Pediatrics makes Pesticide recommendations.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued guidelines for acute and chronic in children.
Over the years the health concerns relating to certain pesticides including Monsanto’s glyphosphate based Roundup has been growing.

The policy statement, “ in Children,” and an accompanying technical report are published in the December 2012 issue of Pediatrics and can be accessed here.

Prenatal and early to pesticides is associated with , decreased and behavioral problems. According to the AAP, recognizing and reducing children’s exposure to pesticides will require improved medical training, public health tracking, and . The APA in particular highlights the to pesticides and their side effects including the associations to and adverse neurodevelopment.

studies in the United States link early-life exposure to organophosphate insecticides with reductions in IQ and associated with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and autism.

The AAP specifies that pediatricians should become familiar with the effects of acute and to pesticides; learn what resources are available for both treatment of acute poisoning and addressing lower dose in children; and understand pesticide labeling.



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