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Bt Toxins

Bt toxin is produced by Bacillus thuringiensis in an inactive form (protoxin), which is transformed to its active form (delta-endotoxin) in the guts of certain insects. The active toxin binds to receptors in the gut, killing the insect. There are different forms of Bt toxin that are specifically active against certain groups of insects.

Trio of Chemicals Responsible for Major US Brain Drain

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USA
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Environmental Health Perspectives

Premature births and ADHD have long been known causes of low IQ in children, but a new study recently found that exposure to common environmental contaminants could be even bigger causes behind a societal brain drain.

Previous studies have shown that mercury, lead, and organophosphate pesticides cause developmental problems in children. This latest study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows the collective magnitude of the effects these environmental contaminants have on a population's IQ.

Brain Damaging Chemical Lurking in Your Food

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USA
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Pregnant moms exposed to a common insecticide used in farming could give birth to children who go on to develop brain damage years later, according to a new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The chemical in question is chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that was banned for residential use in 2001, but still remains a go-to chemical in nonorganic farming. It kills bugs by disrupting brain function and could be doing the same in America's children.

Source:
http://www.rodale.com/pesticides-health-effects

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