You can never be sure about the causes of brain damage in newborn babies. But should we take the children as hostages?

Because of the great interest our readers took in our previous articles from the cross-border investigative project that uncovered the hidden, dangerous effects of the chlorpyrifos, we'll feature more of their results on 360storybank. Since December 2019, because of it’s damaging effects, the use of pesticide was no longer permitted.

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Children in California’s main agricultural region Central Valley were compared to their mothers’ exposure to chlorpyrifos and other pesticides. 2961 of the children had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including autism and Asperger syndrome, 445 of them had known intellectual disabilities and were recorded as mentally retarded.