It's generally advised that pregnant women avoid herbicides. Common herbicides have been shown to cause reproductive and birth problems in animals, according to a 2003 study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. A study published in 2009 by the government of France's Institute of Health Surveillance also found that herbicides can linger in a woman's body years after exposure.
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Josh Duvauchelle is an editor and journalist with more than 10 years' experience. His work has appeared in various magazines, including "Honolulu Magazine," which has more paid subscribers than any other magazine in Hawaii. He graduated with honors from Trinity Western University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in professional communications, and earned a certificate in applied leadership and public affairs from the Laurentian Leadership Centre.