Unborn babies exposed to the commonly used insecticide, chlorpryfos, are likely to develop brain damage after birth. According to the article, Pesticide Exposure in Utero Linked to Brain Concerns, a study that analyzed children born before the U.S. tightened the use of chlorpryfos produced findings that babies in the womb exposed to the pesticide have brain abnormalities 5-10 years after exposure.
Virginia Raud, lead author of the report, advises pregnant women to eat organic. One more reason to add organic foods to the shopping list! For more information on organic foods and to learn which fruits and vegetables are the most important to consider buying organic, check out my blog post: