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Elizabeth A. Guillette, Marķa Mercedes Meza, Maria Guadalupe Aquilar, Alma Delia Soto, and Idalia Enedina Garcia. 1998. An Anthropological Approach to the Evaluation of Preschool Children Exposed to Pesticides in Mexico. Environmental Health Perspectives 106:347-353.


 
 

 

 
  Research conducted in rural Mexico by Elizabeth Guillette suggests dramatic impacts of agricultural pesticide exposure on neurological development in children. Her anthropological work involved asking 4-yr old children to draw a picture of a person. Consistent differences (above) emerged among those with heavy exposure to pesticides vs. those with little or no exposure.

 
 

Exposed children also demonstrated decreases in stamina, gross and fine eye-hand coordination and 30-minute memory.

 
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