Organophosphate exposure and brain activation

In a functional neuroimaging analysis of 95 adolescents from a longitudinal cohort study in California, prenatal exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides was associated with reduced activation in various brain regions during a cognitive test as well as sex-dependent associations between prenatal OP exposure and brain activation during a language comprehension test, suggesting a neural basis for previously reported associations between OP exposure and neurobehavioral outcomes.


Article #19-03940: “Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides and functional neuroimaging in adolescents living in proximity to pesticide application,” by Sharon K. Sagiv

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