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Why Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides Should Be Studied

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195153910
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846986 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0005
Why Organophosphorus and Carbamate Pesticides Should Be Studied

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This chapter provides evidence on why carbamate and organophosphorus (OP) pesticides should be studied for their effects on children's development. It explains that OP and carbamate pesticides alter the levels of certain brain chemicals which perform important signalling functions directing the course of early brain development and that exposure to these pesticides is quite widespread in most parts of the world. This chapter provides tips for reducing exposure to these pesticides and for preventing their further dispersal in the environment.

Keywords: organophosphate pesticides; carbamate pesticides; child development; brain development; chemical pesticides; signalling functions

Chapter.  17708 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychology

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