Monday, May 17, 2010

A Strong Reason to Eat Organic

ADHD linked to kids' exposure to pesticides: study

May 17, 2010
A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.
While the study couldn't prove that pesticides contribute to learning problems, experts said it's persuasive.
In the body, pesticides break down into compounds that can be measured in urine. The study, published today in Pediatrics, found the compounds in the urine of 94 percent of the children.
Kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD, the study said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Link to the study?