Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ADHD Kids have high levels of Pesticides

Look, we already know that pesticides are probably implicated in Parkinsons and many cancers. This is HUGE news. Need better motivation to go organic?

From Medpage:

Children with greater exposure to organophosphate pesticides appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a cross-sectional study showed.

A 10-fold increase in the concentration of the most common dialkyl phosphate metabolites -- a measure of organophosphate exposure -- was associated with a 1.55-fold increase in the odds of having ADHD (OR 1.55, 95% CI 1.14 to 2.10), according to Maryse Bouchard, PhD, of the University of Montreal, and colleagues.

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