Rutgers study of pesticide deltamethrin [pyrethroid] suggests that pregnant women and young children are more susceptible
January 29, 2015 | by Jason Richardson and Robin Lally | Rutgers University
A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system — responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study.
Side note: Deltamethrin
Deltamethrin is a highly hazardous pesticide and belongs to the pyrethroid family. Deltamethrin is used in many OTC insecticide products. The next time you are shopping for a home pest control, ant control or bed bug product, make sure you check twice to exclude this ingredient!
Residues of Deltamethrin have been found in breast milk, children’s urine, house dust and food. It has a high acute toxicity and is a neurotoxin causing various illnesses – and able to pass from a mothers skin through her blood and into her breast milk. Deltamethrin causes multiple system toxicity in wild and domesticated animals as well as human beings.