Neurodevelopmental disorders and pesticide exposure: the northeastern Italian experience.
Arch Toxicol. 2017 02 ;91(2):603-604. Epub 2016 Dec 28. PMID: 28032145
Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances that can interfere with the endocrine system. They include pesticides, metals, additives or contaminants in food, and personal care products. Pesticides are the only substances intentionally released into our environment to kill living things (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides). There is scientific evidence that exposure to pesticides produces a growing number of human pathological conditions; among these, stillbirth is an emerging issue.