Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Jul-2014 Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic increase in your…

WSU researchers link DDT and obesity / Effects seen across generations

Contact: Michael Skinner skinner@wsu.edu 509-335-1524 Washington State University PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against malaria. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy,…

Study finds high exposure to food-borne toxins: preschool-age children had higher exposure to more than half the toxic compounds being measured. Even relatively low exposures can greatly increase the risk of cancer or neurological impairment.

Preschool children are particularly vulnerable to compounds linked to cancer and other conditions. November 13, 2012 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — In a sobering study published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers at UC Davis and UCLA measured food-borne toxin exposure in children and adults by pinpointing foods with high levels of toxic compounds and determining how…

Pesticide levels in blood linked to Parkinson’s disease, UT Southwestern researchers find

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Aline McKenzie aline.mckenzie@utsouthwestern.edu 214-648-3404 UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS – July 13, 2009 – People with Parkinson’s disease have significantly higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people or those with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. In a study appearing in the…

Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women: DDE, DDT

Contact: Jason Cody codyja@msu.edu 517-432-0924 Michigan State University Researchers study fish-eater cohort along Lake Michigan EAST LANSING, Mich. — Prenatal exposure to an insecticide commonly used up until the 1970s may play a role in the obesity epidemic in women, according to a new study involving several Michigan State University researchers. More than 250 mothers…

Maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants linked to urologic conditions in boys

Repost for filing 2008 Contact: Lacey Holt lholt@auanet.org American Urological Association AUA 2008: Maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants linked to urologic conditions in boys ORLANDO, FL, MAY 18, 2008—Higher incidences of congenital anomalies, including cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hypospadias, were found in boys whose mothers had higher serum levels of certain organochlorine compounds, researchers…

137th Health Research Report 07 SEP 2008

 Full Report at www.healthresearchreport.me Editors Top Five:   1. Study Finds How BPA Affects Gene Expression, Anxiety; Soy Mitigates Effects 2. Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’ 3. Johns Hopkins team finds ICU misdiagnoses may account for as many annual deaths as breast cancer 4. Prenatal exposure to pesticide additive linked with…