Pesticides and ADHD

Remember in all things there is a tipping point. We got there with milk. Now we have a lot of companies offering milk without antibiotics and growth hormones.

In order for these tipping points to be reached – people have to be reached. Whenever there is national or international coverage – we get closer to the tipping point – necessary for change.   Wilson

Study: Link Between Pesticides And ADHD Confirmed

By Alice Park , at Study: A Link Between Pesticides and ADHD

Studies linking environmental substances to disease are coming fast and furious. Chemicals in plastics and common household goods have been associated with serious developmental problems, while a long inventory of other hazards are contributing to rising rates of modern ills: heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autism.

Add attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the list. A new study in the journal Pediatrics associates exposure to pesticides with cases of ADHD in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rates of diagnosis have risen 3% a year between 1997 and 2006. Increasingly, research suggests that chemical influences, perhaps in combination with other environmental factors — like video games, hyperkinetically edited TV shows and flashing images in educational DVDs aimed at infants — may be contributing to the increase in attention problems.

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