EPA urged to rethink pesticide standards

June 22, 2009 5:56:09 PM PDT
University of California, Berkeley researchers are urging the EPA to reevaluate its standards for pesticide exposure.

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A new study out of UC Berkeley finds that children are more susceptible to the toxic effects of pesticides, for a much longer period than previously thought.

Researchers already knew that infants have less of a critical enzyme that protects against pesticide contamination.

The Berkeley study found that some children still lack enough of that enzyme at 7-years-old.

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