30 Sep '12, 3pm

Study Links Lead, Mercury Exposure to ADHD: Scientist: "The prefrontal cortex appears to be particularly vulnera...

Study Links Lead, Mercury Exposure to ADHD: Scientist: "The prefrontal cortex appears to be particularly vulnera...

Photo: Maartje van Caspel / Istock related articles By Environmental Health News Children exposed to higher levels of mercury or lead are three to five times more likely to be identified by teachers as having problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to a scientific study published recently. The study – of Inuit children living in Arctic Quebec – is the first to find a high rate of attention-deficit symptoms in children highly exposed to mercury in the womb. In addition, the Inuit children more often had hyperactivity symptoms if they were exposed to the same low levels of lead commonly found in young U.S. children. In the United States, one of every 10 children has been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of the most common brain disorders of childhood. Researchers from Laval U...

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