Pesticide Exposure & Plastic Chemicals Linked to ADHD

Posted in Kids Health on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm    One Response

Several research reports have been published of late, linking both pesticides and plastic chemicals (Phthalates) to ADHD. This research is alarming given that these compounds may have potentially contaminated much of the food chain. These recent papers come after research published last year linking ADHD to lead toxicity.

You can reduce exposure to these toxins by doing some simple things like buying organic where possible, always washing fruit and vegetables, cutting down on personal care products (which are high in phthalates) and never leaving plastic drinking bottles out in the sun.

Further reading via the links below:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100517132846.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091119101042.htm

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