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Can Pesticides Contribute to ADHD?

PesticidesA study recently released by Pediatrics (the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics), entitled “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides” finds a possible link between childhood exposure to pesticides and a child developing ADHD.  Sometimes studies are able to be dismissed because one says that the exposure levels necessary to be influential are unrealistically high.  Unfortunately, this study finds a link “at levels common among US children”.  Continue reading