As we already knew, the use of certain pesticides in the workplace is harmful to health. In fact, a study by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) reported on Wednesday, Jan.
The worry is always the same before the child is born
The latter are multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the prostate. Inserm researchers have indicated that there is an “average presumption” of “acute lymphoblastic leukemia” in children if the father is exposed to pesticides during the “pre-conception phase” in the workplace. In addition, the concern about the birth of the child is always the same. At this point, the study creates a “strong presumption of association” between spinal cord and brain tumors and parental workplace exposure before birth. During the study, one product was particularly highlighted for its harmful effects. It is actually glyphosate.
Experts called on the authorities to reduce the use of pesticides
For this substance, the study comes to “the existence of an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with a moderate assumption of a connection”. Another product, chlordecone, was also mentioned during the report. The latter confirmed the existence of a “strong presumption of a link between exposure to chlorodecone in the general population and the risk of developing prostate cancer”. Note that while the experts did not make recommendations, they urged the authorities to reduce the use of pesticides as much as possible. The spokesman for the NGO Générations Futures, François Veillerette, said in a statement: “It is high time the government really took action for a strong reduction in the use of pesticides”.