Researchers recommend organic food and vitamins for pregnant women to reduce the risk of cancer and autism

Researchers have recommended organic food for women that are pregnant, in order to reduce the risk of cancer as well as autism. To get to this final conclusion, researchers did phone interviews with many people. Their findings gave another reason to advise mothers to limit their exposure to pesticides when they are pregnant.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a 1.4 chance of a baby born at risk for a brain tumor to women who were exposed to pesticides while pregnant.
  • Popular fruits like strawberries, peaches and apples are most commonly exposed to pesticides.
  • Luckily, other favorites like avocados, sweet corn, pineapples are the least commonly exposed to pesticides.

“The researchers discovered that children borne of women who were exposed to pesticides had a 1.4 times increased risk of having a brain tumor.”

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