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Neurotoxicology. 2012 Aug;33(4):887-96. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2012.01.004. Epub 2012 Jan 17.

Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticide exposures.

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Centre for Occupational and Environmetal Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Abstract

The association between pesticide exposure and neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects is an area of increasing concern. This symposium brought together participants to explore the neurotoxic effects of pesticides across the lifespan. Endpoints examined included neurobehavioral, affective and neurodevelopmental outcomes among occupational (both adolescent and adult workers) and non-occupational populations (children). The symposium discussion highlighted many challenges for researchers concerned with the prevention of neurotoxic illness due to pesticides and generated a number of directions for further research and policy interventions for the protection of human health, highlighting the importance of examining potential long-term effects across the lifespan arising from early adolescent, childhood or prenatal exposure.

PMID:
22269431
PMCID:
PMC3371394
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuro.2012.01.004
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