Home pesticides linked to childhood brain tumours

Home pesticide treatments may be linked to higher risks of children developing brain tumours.

Research based on a nationwide case study investigating childhood brain tumours found that exposure of parents to pesticides before conception could increase the chances of their children developing brain tumours in later life.

The study involved analysis of data taken before, during and after pregnancies. It showed links between exposure times, types of pesticides involved and childhood brain tumours.

Professional termite treatments were found to pose the greatest risk.

Read more at University of Western Australia