Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticide exposures

Leslie London, Cheryl Beseler, Maryse F. Bouchard, David C. Bellinger, Claudio Colosio, Philippe Grandjean, Raul Harari, Tahira Kootbodien, Hans Kromhout, Francesca Little, Tim Meijster, Angelo Moretto, Diane S. Rohlman, Lorann Stallones

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The association between pesticide exposure and neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects is an area of increasing concern. This symposium brought together participants to explore the neurotoxic effects of pesticides across the lifespan. Endpoints examined included neurobehavioral, affective and neurodevelopmental outcomes among occupational (both adolescent and adult workers) and non-occupational populations (children). The symposium discussion highlighted many challenges for researchers concerned with the prevention of neurotoxic illness due to pesticides and generated a number of directions for further research and policy interventions for the protection of human health, highlighting the importance of examining potential long-term effects across the lifespan arising from early adolescent, childhood or prenatal exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-896
Number of pages10
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute poisoning
  • Affective disorders
  • Injury
  • Long-term exposures
  • Neurobehavioral
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Pesticides
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Toxicology


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