Monday, May 17, 2010

Pesticide exposure and attention deficit/hyperactivity linked

"As government and private agencies continue to deny links between harmful chemicals and our health, a ground breaking retrospective study released May 17, 2010 in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics has made a link between pesticide exposure and incidence of attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) in children aged 6-15 years. While this study was rather small (about 1200 childrens), it demonstrated a link between higher concentrations of organophosphate pesticides in the body and a tendency to have ADHD based on diagnostic criteria."

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