Six of the top eight pesticides used in Minnesota have been linked to cancer and six are suspected endocrine disruptors.
In recent years, the science linking pesticide exposure to childhood health harms has gotten consistently stronger—particularly for childhood cancers and neurodevelopmental harms
Six of the top eight pesticides used in Minnesota have been linked to cancer. In addition, six of the top pesticides used in the state are suspected endocrine disruptors, and three have been linked to developmental harms or birth defects. Kids in Minnesota and beyond are bearing the burden of our food system’s continued reliance on pesticides.