Possible Link Between Pesticides and ADHD in Kids

GreenTracker| Scientists will be further investigating a possible link between ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in children and exposure to organophosphate pesticides.

Clear evidence exists for a positive link between pesticides and cognitive deficits in animals. “Our study found that exposure to organophosphates in developing children might have effects on neural systems and could contribute to ADHD behaviors, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity,” said lead author Maryse F. Bouchard of the University of Montreal Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center. via Science Daily

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