maternal and child health


By Margaret Morales The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences published a report this week linking prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides with a higher risk of autism. The study found that children whose mothers lived within a mile of fields treated with an organophosphate pesticide during their pregnancy were 60% […]

Organophosphate pesticides and autism


In case you missed it, it’s October(blog)fest here at the Duke Superfund Research Center. That means we’re going to be writing a LOT of posts all on a related topic – the effects of flame retardant chemicals on learning and behavior. Earlier this week one of our trainees (trainee=code for […]

What do flame retardants have to do with maternal and ...