Asa Bradman gets new NIEHS grant

asa bradmanCongratulations to Asa Bradman who has been funded by National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for his project Current Use fumigants: Effects of Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposures.

“In a risk assessment of air monitoring data by the California Health Department, the top four pesticides ranked by non-cancer health risk, based on respiratory and neurological toxicity, were metam sodium, methyl bromide (MeBr), 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-DCP) and chloropicrin. These fumigants, which are used to sterilize soils prior to planting many crops, account for ~20% of the 78 million kilograms (kg) of pesticides used annually in California.”

Learn more the study on the NIEHS website.