Fly spray linked to childhood brain tumours

Paediatric oncologists suggest pregnant women avoid these products

Pregnant women may be wise to swap fly spray for a simple swat, with new research showing a link between insecticides and childhood brain tumours.

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It is unclear how much exposure is too much and which chemicals pose the greatest danger, but the researchers say their findings add weight to the argument that expectant mothers should be advised to limit their exposure.

The latest results are consistent with previous smaller studies.

The analysis included 437 malignant childhood brain tumour cases and 3102 controls from two French studies.