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Are Pesticides in Pregnancy a Problem? A Search for the Significance of Eating an Organic Diet During Pregnancy Specific Aims, Background, and Significance:

Garfinkel, Daryl

This research grant proposal seeks funding for a study that investigates the effects of eating an organic diet versus a conventional diet during pregnancy. It seeks to fill a hole in the research, because no studies to this date have looked specifically at the ways in which eating an organic diet during pregnancy may affect the fetus, and subsequently the child. This study seeks to measure organic diet versus a conventional diet during pregnancy to understand whether there are lasting effects from the pesticides present in a conventional diet. Furthermore, the study seeks to understand if these effects are pervasive enough to last past pregnancy even when these pesticides are theoretically removed from the diet. These results should lend insight into whether or not there is a protective effect of an organic diet.

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Psychology (Barnard College)
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B.A., Barnard College
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February 4, 2013
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