Pesticides in food raise risk of ADHD in children, study finds

09/13/2011 | MSNBC

Canadian researchers reported in Pediatrics that children with higher concentrations of neurotoxic organophosphate pesticides in their urine were two times more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than those with lower levels. The main exposure to the pesticides is through food, and the findings suggest that parents should buy organic foods for their children, researchers concluded.

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