JAMA Study on Pesticides and Fertility

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“Are Pesticides The New Birth Control?,” By Lila Abassi.
When studies are published in major journals one assumes that study adds value to scientific knowledge – sadly this is not always the case.  One such study, recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, revealed an association between high pesticide exposure and decreased pregnancies and live births in women participating in fertility treatments.

The data included 325 women, from 2006 onward, undergoing fertility treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital as part of Environment and Reproductive Health Study (EARTH).  Women were asked to fill out dietary questionnaires to determine their dietary patterns prior to initiating assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Read more.

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