May 17, 2010

Pesticides now linked to childhood ADHD

Studies linking environmental products to health hazards and disease are commonplace.

One recent report says that chemicals in plastics and common household goods have been associated with serious developmental problems in children.

There is a long inventory of other hazards contributing to rising rates in health problems such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and autism.

Now they are adding attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the list.

A report found below links common pesticides to childhood ADHD.

Berries, whether fresh or frozen, along with celery and peaches are only a few of the fruits and vegetables containing significant levels of pesticides. Now a study published in this week's issue of Pediatrics indicates that residue from these chemical compounds can be found in the urine of most Americans and seem to be affecting the neural development of children.

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