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CANADIAN DOCTORS RECOMMEND PESTICIDE AVOIDANCE

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), representing a large number of practicing doctors, has released an extensive report about the adverse health effects of pesticides.  The report, which can be viewed at this link, details scientific and medical information about health problems caused by pesticide exposures.  Their section on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes many of the same studies reviewed in Lymphoma Foundation of America’s Pesticides Research Report. 

 Besides lymphoma, pesticides are linked to leukemia, solid tumors, severe reproductive problems, neurologic and mental health effects, and skin disorders.  As a result of their review of the dangers of pesticides, the OCFP supports laws banning their use, and urges individuals to avoid all pesticides as much as possible. OCFP further urges physicians to discuss pesticide risks with all of their patients.


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