Maternal pesticide exposure ups children's lung infection risk

12/20/2011 | Reuters

Babies whose mothers were exposed to high levels of a pesticide compound known as DDE during pregnancy had a higher risk of developing pneumonia and bronchitis, a Spanish study found. Researchers reported that the risk for lung infection increased in tandem with the levels of the pesticide found in the mom's blood. The findings appear in the European Respiratory Journal.

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