Study on Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Abortion in Andalusia

An interesting epidemiological study carried out over 10 years in a dozen areas of the Andalusian geography high levels of pesticides with a greater risk of suffering a threat of childbirth or abortion related.

In addition, research records a decrease of the risk in those areas where pesticide use is less.

Will interest our readers living in Andalusia know the classification of different regions that have given the researchers of the study which was attended by the Andalusian Ministry of health, University of Almeria, Granada and Jaén, the provincial delegations of health in Malaga and Almeria, and hospitals La Inmaculada and West, in Almería.

In regions of high exposure districts were: Poniente almeriense coast of Granada, Western coast of Huelva, Axarquia of Malaga and La Rinconada de Sevilla. In regions of low exposure were selected: Las Lomas de Úbeda (Jaén), Almeria, Almería Centre, Valle de los Pedroches (Córdoba) and Jerez de la Frontera.

When comparing the two groups found “statistically significant” in pathologies such as abortions and threats from birth, however found no relevant differences in diseases such as ovarian dysfunction and testicular dysfunction.

The authors of the study said that more evidence is needed to link pesticides with abortion and the threat of labor, but it is an interesting starting point for deeper in how it affects pregnant women chemicals from pesticides.