Maybe, according to a study done in Egypt.
“From the present findings, there is an observed strong association between
some types of pesticides (malathion, lindane, p.p.DDE, o.p.DDD, endrin and
p.p.DDA) and the risk of occurrence of childhood diabetes in relation to
the control non-diabetic group. To the best of our knowledge, this the
first study investigating the association between type 1 diabetes in
children and exposure to pesticides.”
Reference: El-Morsi DA, Rahman RHA, Abou-Arab AAK. Pesticides Residues in Egyptian
Diabetic Children: A Preliminary Study. J Clinic Toxicol. 2012;2:138.
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