October 24, 2012

Common herbicide may increase risk of birth defect

Exposure to a common herbicide may increase the risk of a rare congenital disorder, according to a new study. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that exposure to atrazine – the most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. – may be linked to an increased risk of choanal atresia. Atrazine is typically used in corn crops.

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