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Study Says #Pesticides in #Food Chain Causes #ADHD in Children #health

(excerpt taken from the middle of the article) ...With all the information that has been collected on the subject of pesticides then and now, you'd think we would have quit using them decades ago. Not so. We're still using pesticides, and -- worse yet -- our food chain is polluted with them. According to new research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, levels of pesticides commonly encountered across the country in food as well as around the home significantly increase children's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and could be causing an increase in the number of children living with the condition. Pediatrician and public health expert Phil Landrigan, M.D., professor and chair of the department of community and preventive medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, said in a recent interview with MSNBC, "For most people,...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24277.cfm

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