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  • Chemical in Popular Bug Spray Brands May Cause Neurodevelopmental Damage

    Beyond Pesticides|Updated May 12, 2023

    Low-level exposure to pyrethroid insecticides found in common pesticide brands like RAID and ORTHO results in neurodevelopmental damage to laboratory animals, reinforcing evidence of harm found in epidemiological studies on human exposure to these chemicals. According to research published in April in PNAS Nexus, mice exposed to the pyrethroid deltamethrin displayed atypical behavior similar to humans with developmental disorders. “We are not saying these mice have autism or that they have ADHD [attention-...