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DDT pesticide may raise Alzheimer`s risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:41

Exposure to synthetic pesticide DDT may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease, according to a new study.

Male birth defect linked to pesticide exposure: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:16

A research on several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence of anyone of them being associated with a common birth defect in male infants.

Mother`s exposure to DDT hits foetal health

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 18:48

A mother`s exposure to some common environmental contaminants has been associated to more frequent and vigorous foetal motor activity, a new study has claimed.

More pesticides linked to Parkinson`s disease

Last Updated: Saturday, January 05, 2013, 16:55

More and more pesticides are being linked with the rising incidence of Parkinson`s among farm workers and those who live near croplands, according to a research.

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to childhood cough

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 12:01

Children exposed to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) in the womb have heightened risk of noninfectious cough at ages 5 and 6, a new study has found.

Long-term pesticide exposure is harmful: STM study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 19:00

Long-time exposure to pesticides via inhalation may cause moderate to severe blood toxicity and reduction in the total number of bone marrow cells, leading to several degenerative diseases like aplastic anaemia.

Malaysian prince`s organic pesticide targets dengue menace

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 16:58

A Malaysian prince is promoting an "upstream" technology that can put an end to the dengue menace affecting thousands of people in many countries, including India.

Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 08:34

When pregnant women are exposed to moderate levels of a common pesticide, their children may experience lasting changes in brain structure linked to lower intelligence, a US study said today.

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