NEW LONG-TERM STUDY: EXPOSURE OF CHILDREN TO PESTICIDES HURTS THEIR LUNGS.

There is a better way and that better way is called Organic Farming. Jim

“The long-term study of 279 children from farmworker families is the first to suggest that even being one step removed from pesticides can bring harm to children’s lungs. Previous studies examined effects on adults who spray the chemicals or work in fields where the pesticides are applied…

“The researchers found a significant correlation between lower exhalation rates — roughly equivalent to about 8% less air — and higher levels of organophosphate metabolites. The decrease in lung function was similar to the declines chronicled in a well-known study of prolonged exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke, conducted in 1983.”

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pesticides-children-lungs-20151202-story.html