Insecticides double leukemia risk


CHILDREN frequently exposed to household
insecticides used on plants, lawns and in head lice shampoos appear to
run double the risk of developing childhood leukaemia, research

A study by French doctors, published today in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
supports concerns raised in recent years about the use of toxic
insecticides around the home and garden — including plant sprays,
medication shampoos and mosquito repellents — and a possible
correlation with increased rates of acute leukaemia in children.

See The Times Online  

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