Toxicant and Disease Database
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Congenital malformations - general
Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
In addition to individual pesticides that have been identified in some epidemiological studies, maternal pesticide exposure in the home or occupationally (farmers, agricultural workers) has been associated with birth defects. The design of the majority of these studies were not able to identify specific pesticides associated with birth defects .