Study: Pesticides in veggies and fruits may contribute to ADHD; time to buy organic?
Exposure to pesticides may be contributing to the rise in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Pediatrics reports.
“The present study adds to the accumulating evidence linking higher levels of pesticide exposure to adverse developmental outcomes. Our findings support the hypothesis that current levels of organophosphate pesticide exposure might contribute to the childhood burden of ADHD.” – Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides, Pediatrics, 5/17/10.
“Exposure to pesticides used on common kid-friendly foods — including frozen blueberries, fresh strawberries and celery — appears to boost the chances that children will be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”
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