Scientists from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have published a damning study for pesticide manufacturers. It shows a correlation between parental exposure to pesticides and an increased chance of offspring developing brain cancer. Specifically, parents exposed to the toxic stew up to 2 years before giving birth are more likely to see their offspring develop brain cancer. In fact, the chances double.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services specializing in illnesses caused by toxic substances.

These results from the US Atlantic Coast Childhood Brain Cancer Study have been published and compared against control groups in multiple states.

For anyone who wants to try to poke holes in this study:

“We included 526 one-to-one–matched case–control pairs. Brain cancer cases were diagnosed at < 10 years of age, and were identified from statewide cancer registries of four U.S. Atlantic Coast states. We selected controls by random digit dialing. We conducted computer-assisted telephone interviews with mothers. Using information on residential pesticide use and jobs held by fathers during the 2-year period before the child’s birth, we assessed potential exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. . .”

The researchers found that if either parent had been exposed to pesticides during the two years before the child’s birth, the chances of the child developing brain cancer were increased – not just exposure to the mother, as one might assume, taking recent indications of breast milk contamination into account.

This is just one more study proving the toxicity of Monsanto’s Roundup. Do we really need any more to get rid of this stuff completely?

This article originally appeared at Natural Society.


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