According to the children’s health journal Pediatrics, exposure to harmful pesticides may increase a child’s likelihood of developing cancer. Analysts with Pediatrics took an in-depth look at 16 different studies recording children’s reactions to indoor insecticides, outdoor insecticides and herbicides. The studies also included 1,200 children diagnosed with cancer. The most common cancer found in children is childhood leukemia – the most prevalent form of which is acute lymphocytic leukemia. Symptoms of this tragic disease are headaches, weakness, tiredness, feeling cold, pale skin and shortness of breath. Exposure to indoor insecticides caused children to be 47 percent more likely to ... Read More
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